PHOTOS: Treadmill starts major fire in Reston home

Treadmill starts major fire in Reston home. (Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Dept.)

A treadmill caused a major fire in a Reston home Wednesday, fire officials report.

Two occupants were in the home and one called 911 at about 8:38 a.m. When firefighters arrived in the 2200 block of Marginella Drive, fire was showing from the rear of the 2-story, single family home.

They brought the fire under control in about 10 minutes, according to a statement from the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department.

The occupant who called 911 said smoke alarms activated after the fire had already been discovered. Both residents got out of the home before firefighters arrived.

Investigators say the fire started in a treadmill in the sunroom in the rear of the house. Damages are estimated at $237,466.

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