Woman found dead in Fairfax garage fire
An unidentified woman's body was found inside a Fairfax County garage Saturday evening after firefighters extinguished a fire there, Fairfax fire officials said Monday.
The woman's cause of death may be determined in an autopsy being conducted Monday morning, and both police detectives and fire marshals are investigating the case.
The fire was reported at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Fairfax Fire Capt. Willie Bailey said, in a detached garage behind a home in the 6200 block of Villa Street. The house is just off South Van Dorn Street behind the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and across the street from Edison High School in the Franconia area.
The garage was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived, Bailey said, but they extinguished it in minutes. While firefighters were dousing remaining hot spots, they found the body of a woman.
Investigators don't know if foul play was involved in the woman's death or the fire. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
-- Tom Jackman
May 3, 2010; 9:16 AM ET
Categories: Fairfax , Fires & Fire Safety , Tom Jackman
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