Leesburg Fire Department Responds to Apartment Blaze on Clubhouse Drive

At approximately 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a structure fire in the 100 block of Clubhouse Drive SW, Leesburg. Units from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) stations in Leesburg, Hamilton, Lansdowne, and Purcellville promptly responded.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a small kitchen fire in an apartment, which was quickly extinguished. Fortunately, there was no further spread of the fire. However, extensive smoke damage rendered the apartment uninhabitable, displacing six residents.

The LCFR Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the fire was accidental, caused by unattended food on the stove. The estimated damage from the fire stands at $60,000. No injuries were reported among civilians or firefighters.

Assistance from the American Red Cross was requested to help the displaced occupants. Although smoke alarms were present in the apartment, they did not function correctly during the incident. Fire crews installed a new smoke detector to ensure future safety.