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Explosion in Sterling Apartment Complex Displaces 21

Explosion in Sterling Apartment Complex Displaces 21

From Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Services:

 

On Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at approximately 8:20am, Loudoun County Fire Rescue Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for an apartment fire at 46101 Ingomar Terrace in Sterling.  Fire-Rescue units from Cascades, Sterling Park, Lansdowne and Ashburn arrived on the scene to find light smoke showing from a four story garden apartment building.

It’s that Time Again – The Capital Home Show is Back!

From Linda Roth PR:

 

The Capital Home Show returns to the Dulles Expo Center Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 with new and exciting ideas on how to finish up lingering projects and get any home ready for winter.  Meet area experts in home design and renovation, discover the latest developments in green home products and snag cutting-edge creative ideas!  There will be dynamic stage demonstrations focused on both home design and fresh cooking trends, as well as guest appearances by celebrity headliners.

“This year the show is focused on using easy techniques with affordable products to get the best results.  We have an amazing group of local industry experts all under one roof, all of whom are eager to share tips and tricks,” show manager Alyson Caplan said.

Highlights of the fall Show include: 

Recent Fire Activity Highlights Need for Extra Precautions

Recent Fire Activity Highlights Need for Extra Precautions

From Loudoun County Fire and Rescue:

 

Recent fire activity in Loudoun County has demonstrated common yet avoidable mistakes increase the risk of fire in your home or business.  “The recent extreme heat combined with the lack of precipitation has created a climate for fire,” states Fire-Rescue Chief W. Keith Brower, Jr.

Carelessly discarded smoking materials, improper use of outdoor grills and fires in poorly maintained mulch beds have led to devastating consequences for some Loudoun County citizens. “We hope that by educating the public regarding these fire hazards, they may avoid the catastrophic loss that some of our residents have faced,” said Chief Brower.

Fire-Rescue Units Battle Two Unrelated Second-Alarm Blazes

From Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Services:

On Sunday evening, July 31, 2011 Loudoun County Fire Rescue experienced two, unrelated 2-alarm fires dispatched within one minute of each other. At approximately 7:06 pm, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center began receiving multiple 911 calls reporting heavy smoke from the strip shopping center located at 46000 Old Ox Road.  First arriving units confirmed a working fire and requested a second alarm. In total, Fire-Rescue units from Moorefield, Sterling, Dulles South, Ashburn, Fairfax County and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority-Dulles responded to the scene.

Loudoun County Fire Marshal personnel responded to the incident at Old Ox Road and are investigating the cause of the fire and damages.  No civilian injuries were reported and one firefighter was transported from the scene for check out. 

Regional Affordable Housing Expo

From Barbara Gordon:

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

From Loudoun County -- Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill and Sugarloaf Mountains.  From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, enjoy this free self-guided driving tour down tree-lined country roads to working Loudoun County farms. Visit horses, chickens, sheep and alpacas in their natural environment. Take a hayride or have lunch by a scenic pond. Select your own strawberries and orchids. Enjoy the colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys!    

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

For 40 years, students in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) residential construction program have been building houses as part of the partnership between FCPS and the Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE). This weekend, the 18th house in the series will be part of the Northern Virginia Parade of Homes. Parade homes are open from 1-5 p.m. on April 30 and again on May 1.