Charcoal grill ashes cause Manassas house fire

by | Mar 13, 2023 | Police and Fire

Prince William Fire and Rescue says they were notified by neighbors of a house fire in the 10500 block of River Run Ct. in Manassas on Sunday evening.  Crews arrived on the scene with fire on the front deck extending into the home. The home sustained moderate damage with no injuries being reported.
The Building Official declared the structure unsafe to occupy. The American Red Cross assisted the 2 adults displaced by the incident. The Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was caused by improper disposal/extinguishment of charcoal grill ashes.
Prince William Fire and Rescue says charcoal ashes from a grill can remain hot enough to ignite a fire up to 48 hours. Ashes should never be placed in a paper bag or other combustible container. If possible, spread the ashes out along the ground in an area away from combustibles. Never disposed of ashes in your home or on a combustible surface.
Photo courtesy Prince William Fire and Rescue

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