The Alexandria Fire Department is investigating a fire that affected the electrical systems in a high rise apartment building in the 200 block of South Whiting Street in the West End.
Fire officials responded to reports of smoke coming from the basement of the 10-story building, and the fire was extinguished within minutes. No one was injured, according to Alexandria Fire Department spokeswoman Raytevia Evans.
“The building is on fire watch until the power is restored,” Evans told ALXnow. “No one has been displaced from their homes.”
The building is located near Stevenson Avenue and South Van Dorn Street and is near a number of other apartment buildings and businesses.
NOTIFICATION :: The 200-300 blocks of South Whiting Street are closed due to a structure fire. Please avoid the area and watch for police direction. Expect police and fire personnel in the area. @AlexandriaVAFD
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) September 4, 2020