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Notes: One firefighter injured in large fire on Wheeler Avenue last night

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

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Fire on Wheeler Avenue (staff photo by James Cullum)

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.

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