Two Alarm Fire Damages Historic Chapel

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October 22, 2010

At 3:55pm Alexandria Fire Department Units were called to a two alarm fire at the Virginia Theological Seminary located at 3737 Seminary Road.  Firefighters reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the Chapel located on the Seminary campus.  A second alarm and subsequent special alarm were dispatched to assist in fighting the fire.  The chapel sustained significant fire damage which included a partial roof collapse.

No injuries were reported during the fire. 

The Chapel, built in 1823, is used daily for worship services.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

For more information, contact Robert Rodriguez, Chief Fire Marshal / Community Services Officer, Alexandria Fire Department, at 703.746.5217 or