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Fire Department Says $1 Million in Damages and 21 People Displaced in West End Fire

Late last night (Thursday) a fire tore through a West End apartment complex on the 6000 block of Edsall Road, leaving $1 million in damages but no injuries, according to Alexandria Fire Department spokesperson Raytevia Evans.

Evans said that 21 residents from the apartments have been displaced, with the Red Cross assisting them. There were no injuries to either residents or firefighters. Residents told the fire department that the smoke alarms were functioning and activated.

Evans said fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire, but that there is no evidence that it was intentionally caused.

Fire trucks flooded the area until the early hours of the morning combatting the blaze and nearby streets were closed.

Photo via Alexandria Fire-EMS/Twitter

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