For Immediate Release
February 15, 2011
Firefighters responded to a four alarm fire in the 6000 block of Edsall Road at 1:44 pm. First arriving units reported fire and smoke coming from three floors of the three story apartment building. A second alarm was struck to assist with fighting the fire followed by a third and finally a fourth alarm. One hundred and thirty firefighters fought the fire which was brought under control at 4:24pm.
The occupants of the building were able to escape without injury. One firefighter was treated for a minor injury and transported to a nearby hospital. The occupants of 14 apartments were displaced by the fire.
Initial damage is estimated at $3,000,000. The cause remains under investigation.
For more information, contact Robert Rodriguez, Chief Fire Marshal / Community Services Officer, Alexandria Fire Department, at 703.746.5217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.