Fatal House Fire in Fairfax

Fair Oaks Police District – Homicide detectives have confirmed the identity of a man who died during a house fire Monday morning. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department was called to the 4100 block of Mount Echo Lane around 10:40 for a single-family house fire. The Fire Department was able to successfully extinguish the fire and located the body of 64-year-old Charles Petrello inside. Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in a bedroom and was accidental in nature. The fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.  Homicide detectives will continue to investigate this fire-related death, and are awaiting further analysis by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. One other adult male resident was taken to the hospital with non-life-threating injuries.

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