Two Alarm Fire in Storage Facility Closes Eisenhower Avenue

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Two Alarm Fire in Storage Facility Closes Eisenhower Avenue

For immediate release: Date of Advisory

WHEN:           May 29, 2012

WHERE:         4900 Eisenhower Avenue

WHO:             Alexandria Fire Department


At 3:56am the Alexandria Fire Department, assisted by Fairfax County and Arlington County Fire Departments responded to 4900 Eisenhower Avenue for a fire in a storage unit.  Arriving firefighters reported fire and smoke showing from several storage units of the Atlantic Self Storage complex.  Firefighters initiated an interior attack of the fire utilizing several fire hose lines.  A second alarm was dispatched to assist in fighting the fire.  The fire was reported out at 5:59 am.

Eisenhower Avenue was closed between the Van Dorn Metro Station and Clermont Avenue during the incident.  Eisenhower Avenue was reopened to a single lane of traffic in each direction at about 7:15am

Approximately 80 units in the complex or about 20% of the storage units on the site were involved or damaged due to heat and/or fire.   The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Preliminary damage estimates are listed at $140,000.

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