(Updated 12:15 a.m.) A three-alarm fire sent plumes of smoke up into the skies above Wheeler Avenue earlier this evening.
The 4000-4400 blocks of the street burned earlier this evening, but by 11 p.m. the fire had been contained.
The Alexandria Fire Department said the fire is in a commercial building on the 4400 block of Wheeler Avenue, the site of several warehouses and industrial businesses.
Scanner traffic indicated that the fire had spread across 4413, 4411, and 4407 Wheeler Avenue.
AFD is currently working a 3-alarm commercial building fire in the 4400 block of Wheeler Avenue. @ffxfirerescue assisting. @AlexandriaVAPD has closed through traffic in both directions. Please avoid the area.
— Alexandria Fire-EMS (@AlexandriaVAFD) January 3, 2024
APD has closed through traffic both directions on Wheeler Avenue between the 4000-4400 blocks due to a structure fire. Please avoid this area. pic.twitter.com/tV1KI6y9JE
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) January 3, 2024
— Chris Wanka (@fyreman2006) January 3, 2024
James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story
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