The fire on the 400 block of E. Bellefonte Avenue was first reported just before 10 p.m. Arriving firefighters encountered heavy fire and sounded a second alarm.
The fire has since been extinguished, though a large emergency response remains on scene.
No injuries were reported. The Alexandria fire union said via Twitter that the fire is believed to have broken out in a dryer.
“Fire began in a dryer and extended through the walls into the cockloft area,” IAFF Local 2141 said via Twitter. “Crews worked quickly to keep the fire from spreading to multiple units.”
#Alert: Multiple units are assisting @AlexandriaVAFD with heavy fire in an apartment building near the 400blk of E Bellefonte Ave. A 2nd alarm has been requested. Follow @AlexandriaVAFD for updates. pic.twitter.com/lkziAaHWNo
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) December 14, 2019
— IAFF Local 2141 (@IAFFLocal2141) December 14, 2019
This week saw possibly the most contentious meeting between the City Council and School Board in years for a debate over School Resources Officers that ultimately culminated in the Council…
The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria has raised enough funding to establish a new scholarship that will be named after a beloved former teacher. The recently retired Beverly Vick was a…
Months after the majority of Alexandria residents were fully vaccinated, coronavirus precautions now turn toward booster shots aimed at keeping those vaccinations effective. A Pfizer vaccine booster has already been…
Featured in this week’s Just Listed is a 4 BD/3.5 BA Cape Cod home with hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace with 3,500 sq. ft. of living space.