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Va. home under construction burns down

By Ruben Castaneda

Fairfax County firefighters extinguished a fire that destroyed a large home that was under construction in McLean early Sunday, authorities said.

The fire occurred at a three-story home that was being built at the corner of Haycock and Westmoreland roads, said Dan Schmidt, a fire department spokesman. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


After the fire. (Gerald Martineau/Post)

Firefighters responded to a one-alarm fire in the 2100 block of Haycock Road shortly after 1 a.m.. The fire was under control or about 30 minutes later, authorities said.

The home is a total loss, Schmidt said, with damage estimated at $1 million.

The home was unoccupied during the fire, according to Schmidt, and no firefighters were injured. One nearby house sustained some damage.

Some neighbors considered the house an eyesore because it had been under construction for years, according to reports.

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(Gerald Martineau/For the Post)

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(Gerald Martineau/For the Post)

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(Gerald Martineau/For the Post)

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 8, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Fires & Fire Safety, Ruben Castaneda  
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Comments

Can you say...insurance fraud?

Posted by: BP1234 | November 8, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

does that start with an "I"? Hmmmm....

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