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☷ Loudoun County Virginia - LCFR FMO Reveal Cause of the Fire that Heavily Damaged a Chantilly Home on Monday
Loudoun County , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
Investigators from the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue ( LCFR ) Fire Marshal’s Office ( FMO ) have concluded their investigation into the cause of a house fire on Paramount Place in Chantilly on Monday , May 2 , 2022 . The cause has been attributed to an electrical anomaly in the homes electrical wiring . The fire which caused $1 . 67 million dollars in damage has been ruled accidental . There were no reported injuries to civilians or first responders .
May is National Electrical Safety Month . National Electrical Safety Month works to raises awareness around potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical fire safety . Here are some important electrical safety tips to help protect you and your family:
Keep your home’s electrical system in good repair . Contact a licensed electrician if you have flickering lights , sparks , non - functioning outlets , or need wiring repairs or upgrades .
Residents should have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician , including scheduling electrical inspections when buying or remodeling a home .
Call a qualified electrician or your landlord if you have:
Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers
A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance oDiscolored or warm wall outlets
A burning or rubbery smell coming from an appliance oFlickering or dimming lights
Sparks from an outlet
If you notice a possible electrical issue in your home , it is recommended you turn off the main or master switch in your circuit panel until a qualified electrician has fixed the issue . When in doubt , call 911 for assistance!
LCFR would like to remind everyone that fire moves fast . You may only have three minutes or less to escape once a fire starts in your home . A few simple acts can save your life in the event of a home fire:
Have working smoke alarms . Remember that smoke alarms are your first defense against home fires , protecting you and your family 24 hours a day .
Have and practice a home escape plan to ensure everyone knows two ways out of the home .
Have a pre - designated meeting place to allow everyone to know who made it out safely .
Close the doors in your home . Closed doors slow the spread of fire .
If your smoke alarms are not working , are over ten years old or if you have questions about your smoke alarms , LCFR can help! The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Smoke Alarm Program offers home safety inspections and smoke alarms to Loudoun County residents at no charge . Visit www . loudoun . gov/smokealarms or call 703 - 737 - 8600 for more information .
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