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UPDATES: Bedroom Fire in Fairfax City Displaces 5 Children, 2 Adults

Neighbors are already stepping in to try and help the family.

A fire broke out at 10621 Ashby Place in Fairfax City Friday afternoon.
A fire broke out at 10621 Ashby Place in Fairfax City Friday afternoon.
UPDATES 6:12 P.M.: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue representatives told Patch that the home that caught on fire is a townhouse, and that the only part of the home affected was the bedroom in which the fire broke out.

The department's public information officer believes the family should only be temporarily displaced, as all other parts of the home appear undamaged.

Approximately 30 units from both Fairfax County and Fairfax City responded to the scene, and it took crews around 10 minutes to get the fire contained.

There were no injuries.

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A bedroom fire that broke out just after 3 p.m. Friday at a home in Fairfax City has left five children and two adults displaced, and neighbors are already stepping in to try and help the family.

The fire took place at 10621 Ashby Place.

Neighbors on Fairfax City Patch's Facebook page immediately started trading messages, finding ways to help the family.

One neighbor said a group was starting a collection of kids' clothing and toys to try and help the family replace what has been lost.

They said the following clothing sizes are appreciated, as well as baby bottles and supplies: boy size 10-12, girl size 6-7, boy size 4-5, girl size 4, baby boy size 12-18 months.

Neighbors said the Red Cross was already on the scene offering assistance to the family.

Patch is awaiting more details from the Fire and Rescue Department and will update this story as more information becomes available.


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Chele October 25, 2013 at 09:34 PM
this is the post I made earlier about the fire at my neighbors house ,, update from me, the family is at the hotel , I have been to Walmart for the essentials for the 5 children , and the parents . also I would like to thank the Daniels Run Elementary School parents and staff , tonight was our fall ball dance and we are a school family . so I took the school age children and my own ** family children** the support and encouragement lets me know , we are indeed a village for this family !!
Chele October 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I have started a page / group on my Facebook , Ashby Place fire Fairfax City / DRES staff and parents

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