An overloaded electrical outlet is likely the cause behind last month’s three-alarm fire in a Del Ray duplex, the Alexandria Fire Department announced Wednesday.
Two adults and a child were displaced by the blaze, which occurred at around 6 p.m. on Friday, November 19. A cat is still missing, according to APD.
“AFD’s Fire Marshal’s Office conducted an origin and cause investigation and determined that the fire was accidental and originated on the first floor of one of the two units in the residential structure,” AFD said in a release. “Due to extensive fire damage, an exact source of ignition was difficult to determine; however, the probable cause of the fire is attributed to an overloaded electrical outlet where several appliances were connected.”
The duplex has been condemned, and damages are estimated at $1.4 million.
The Del Ray Citizens Association launched a GoFundMe for the residents and raised nearly $40,000.
3-Alarm Residential Fire in Del Ray Causes $1.4M in Property Loss https://t.co/DONkb0lpk8 pic.twitter.com/qfL4HDF6Xp
— Alexandria Fire-EMS (@AlexandriaVAFD) December 8, 2021
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The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.