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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Crash at 4600 block of Seminary Road (staff photo by James Cullum)

It was a busy week for the Alexandria Fire Department.

Today, AFD responded to a two-car crash on Seminary Road, which temporarily shut down westbound traffic on the street.

On Wednesday, firefighters battled a blaze in an Old Town home. Three firefighters were non-fatally injured in the operation, with one being a burn injury.

Two adult residents were displaced by the fire. The fire caused approximately $1.2 million in damages, a release said.

According to the release:

AFD’s Fire Marshal’s Office conducted an origin and cause investigation and determined the area of origin was a bedroom on the second floor. There was one smoke alarm in the home, but it did not activate at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation as fire marshals continue to review the scene of the incident.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. New residential development coming to former Mark Center Hilton site
  2. A look back at the ‘urban renewal’ project that reshaped Old Town
  3. Alexandria armed robbery suspects allegedly connected to incidents arranged on Facebook Marketplace
  4. Notes: Internet provider Ting breaks Comcast monopoly on some Alexandria neighborhoods
  5. Waterfront warehouse and Civil War mess hall to become new tavern
  6. BREAKING: Alexandria firefighter injured while responding to fire in Old Town home
  7. Alexandria’s City Council and School Board clash in intense budget battle
  8. City Council says practical considerations of renaming Confederate-honoring streets needs to be addressed
  9. Notes: Del Ray cigar shop struggles after back-to-back break-ins
  10. Survey: Majority of Alexandria students, teachers and parents support metal detectors in schools

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