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Investigators Say Toaster Caused Rosemary Lane House Fire

Investigators determined that a Friday morning house fire was caused by a toaster.

Investigators determined that a Friday morning house fire was caused by a toaster.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to reports of the fire Friday at around 11 a.m., on the 2900 block of Rosemary Lane in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County.

According to reports, firefighters saw smoke coming from the attic of the house and were able to control the fire in 20 minutes.

A firefighter was injured fighting the blaze, but reports say that his injuries weren’t life threatening. No one was in the single-story home when the fire started.

The damage to the house is estimated at $110,000. Much of the fire was contained in the kitchen area, and the living room suffered smoke and water damage. Red Cross is assisting the two adults who have been displaced because of the fire.

According to fire investigators, a toaster inside an appliance cabinet caused the fire, as it was too close to combustible materials. The house had no working smoke detectors.