Fairfax County fire victim identified
Armes H. Hendela, 90, of the 5600 block of Heming Avenue in Fairfax County was one of two people who died in a two-alarm blaze at his home last month, officials said today.
Hendela and a second male victim, who has not yet been identified, were the first and second fire fatalities for 2010, according to Fairfax County fire officials. Hendela died of smoke inhalation.
About 6:30 a.m. Jan. 26, firefighters fought heavy fire and smoke coming from the rambler-style single-family home in the North Springfield section. Officials requested a second alarm, bringing more than 60 firefighters to the scene. One firefighter was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. When firefighters searched the home, they found the two men dead inside.
Fire officials said the damage to the home is estimated at $272,000 and the cause remains under investigation.
-- Theola Labbé-DeBose
February 1, 2010; 9:23 AM ET
Categories: Fairfax , Fires & Fire Safety , Theola Labbé-DeBose , Virginia
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