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Great Falls firefighters to bartend to raise funds for Sterling house fire victims

Local and state firefighters and public safety responders honored Sterling volunteer firefighter Trevor Brown, who was killed in a house explosion (via Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department/Twitter)

Great Falls volunteer firefighters are set to bartend at The Old Brogue this Thursday (March 14) to raise funds for the casualties of the Feb. 19 Sterling house explosion, including Sterling Volunteer Fire Company firefighter Trevor Brown.

Fundraising hours will take from place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.

The Old Brogue (760 Walker Road) first opened on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1981. The Malone family took over the pub’s operations and ownership in 2022.

“What makes The Old Brogue truly special is both its rich history in Irish hospitality dating back to the first steakhouse opened in Derry, Ireland, and the charming and warm environment of The Old Brogue that has earned its place as a pillar of the community today,” Patrick Malone, a spokesman for The Old Brogue, said.

Customers are encouraged to bring cash and “tip big” at the event.

The house explosion killed Brown, a 45-year-old firefighter and father of three who had been with the Loudoun County volunteer department since 2016. Fourteen others were also injured.

The fire was the result of a leak involving a 500-gallon underground propane tank and a un-contained propane tank that moved around the structure that was ignited by an unknown ignition source, according to Loudoun County fire officials.

Property damage extended to at least six additional homes, resulting in damages of roughly $2.5 million.

The Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department works with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s career staff out of Station 12 at 9916 Georgetown Pike.

Photo via Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department/Twitter

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