January 2021

AVFRD Sunday Night Crew Respond on Fire in Sterling

January 22nd, 2021|

Volunteers from our Sunday Crew, together with our neighboring departments, responded on this fully-involved structure fire in an abandoned house on Maries Road in Sterling shortly after 9pm on January 10, 2021. Sterling Volunteer Fire Company Around 9pm on Sunday the SVFC Volunteers on Engine 618 (Cascades), and Engine and Truck 611 (Sterling Park), along with Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were alerted for a structure fire.  Loudoun County Sheriff's Office units reported smoke in the area. Battalion Chief 601 arrived to find an abandoned house fully involved. Engine 624 (Kincora) arrived next [...]

December 2020

June 2020

Vehicle Hits Fire Hydrant

June 24th, 2020|

On Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 5:55am, 911 received a call reporting a vehicle accident at Olympic Blvd and Grand Cypress Square in Leesburg, Virginia.  Units E622B and A622 were dispatched from the Ashburn station.  Upon arrival, they found a single vehicle had ran off the road a hit a fire hydrant.  Ashburn assited the town of Leesburg in shutting off the water and then the car was pulled out by a tow truck.  No injuries were reported.

April 2017

Firefighter Quist Recognized in 32nd Annual Loudoun Valor Awards

April 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Ashburn Volunteer firefighter Matthew Quist was recognized with a valor award at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Loudoun Valor Awards ceremony today.  The Loudoun Valor Awards honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions.  We recognize the actions that these dedicated public servants selflessly offered as acts of heroism and a demonstration of their commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community! FF Quist was one of the first on scene at the tragic accident that claimed the life of Ashburn resident John A. Schloegel.  Quist, a safety officer at Ashby Ponds at the time, [...]

November 2016

Dulles Town Center Mall Structure Fire Response

November 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Just before 4:00pm on Saturday units from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department, Sterling Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for a fire at Dulles Town Center.  A Loudoun County Fire Marshal was already in the mall at the time of the call and located light smoke in one of the stores. Engine 624 arrived quickly and began the investigation, joined by Engines 622, 606, and Truck 606. Battalion 601 arrived and established command. Engine 618 investigated a neighboring store, while Engine 611 established the Initial RIT and Tower 611 checked the roof for possible HVAC [...]

Fatal Accident at Loudoun County Pkwy and Gloucester Blvd

November 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Shortly after 1:00am on November 25th, Ashburn and Sterling units were alerted for an auto accident with injuries and person ejected.   One involved vehicle had four passengers with injuries —adults age 26 and 27 and children age 3 and 5— ranging from minor to serious and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. A fifth passenger, a woman, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died later Friday morning. The 3-year-old was not in a child safety seat and was ejected from the vehicle in the crash. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Virgina State Police continue to [...]

Wardlaw Terrace Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

November 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

On Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 06:24 am, 911 received a call reporting a structure fire on Wardlaw Terrace in Ashburn.  The caller advised that the rear of a neighbor’s house was on fire.  Units were dispatched from Ashburn, Lansdowne, Leesburg Fire, Moorefield, Sterling Fire, Battalion Chief 601 & 603, AC606, SAF600 and EMS601.  The first unit arrived on the scene and reported a 4-story “stacked condominium” with nothing showing from the front of the structure.  Upon further investigation, moderate smoke conditions were located on the third floor.  A Level 1 RIT was requested bringing units from Arcola, Dulles South, and additional units from Ashburn and Moorefield.  [...]

Vacant Home Fire

November 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just after 6:00am on November 22, 2016, Ashburn and other stations responded for a structure fire near Belmont Ridge Road and Gloucester Parkway. The house was abandoned. Dry and windy conditions allowed some small spots of brush to be ignited, which crews quickly extinguished.  Due to the advanced state of the fire and deteriorated conditions inside the home, crews initiated a defensive fire attack from outside the home.  A significant collapse of the structure made any interior entry unsafe for firefighters.   The fire was extinguished approximately twenty minutes after initial fire and rescue crews arrived although they remained on scene for two hours extinguishing [...]