Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
🌤️ Today’s weather: Expect partly sunny skies and a high near 47, accompanied by calm winds turning northwest at around 5 mph. For Wednesday night, there’s a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 1am, with cloudy skies and a low around 34. Winds will be light and variable, and the precipitation chance remains at 20%.
🚨 You need to know
In case you missed it: last night, a large fire in an industrial area on Wheeler Avenue burned across three buildings for nearly an hour and sent up huge plumes of smoke just south of Duke Street.
The fire started around 10 p.m. in one of the buildings a block west of Port City Brewery and within minutes spread across 4413, 4411, and 4407 Wheeler Avenue.
The Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) said that one firefighter was transported to the hospital, treated for minor injuries, and released.
By 11 p.m.the fire was contained. AFD said at 12:44 a.m. that firefighters were monitoring the building and extinguishing hot spots and fire marshals were at the scene of the investigation.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 2, 2024.
- Alexandria realtor saves ‘Del Ray Hardware’ store from closing (9995 views)
- Experts warn of severe winter storms inbound next weekend (9322 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Your Dog Might Be a Star! Little Theatre of Alexandria is Casting Dogs for the Role of Sandy
Zebra (Tuesday @ 7:10 pm)
- Adopt a Pet in Alexandria: Meet Chuky
Zebra (Tuesday @ 1:34 pm)
- Meet the New Owners of the Del Ray Hardware Store, Now Dog-Friendly and Expanded
Zebra (Tuesday @ 11:59 am)
- Alexandria School Board Special Election: Candidates, How To Vote
Patch (Tuesday @ 11:44 am)
- How to Avoid Being a ‘Foster Failure’
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 1:25 am)
- The Presidents Who Found Respite in Virginia
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 1:20 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 6:00 pm: Explore Archery!
ALXnow will be running a series of City Council candidate interviews through the local election filing deadline on April 4. City Councilman John Taylor Chapman says that he wants small…
As Alexandria’s City Council and School Board work to reconcile their budgets, Mayor Justin Wilson scolded School Board leadership for not taking a longer view of budgets and planning. Alexandria’s…
It’s a big (green) weekend in Alexandria! The Ballyshaners 41st Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off from the corner of King Street and St. Asaph Street at 12:15…
Washington D.C. resident Dykwon Perry Davis has been indicted by a multi-jurisdictional jury on two felony charges: abduction with intent to defile and attempted rape. Davis is charged with the…
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