Two Alarm Apartment Fire Displaces Two Residents.
For immediate release: October 31, 2013
block of Yoakum Parkway
October 31 at 3:11 pm the Alexandria Fire Department, assisted by Arlington and
Fairfax County Fire Departments responded to a high rise apartment building in
the 300 block of Yoakum Parkway for a two alarm apartment fire. The
initial 9-1-1 call reported a fire alarm sounding in the building. Subsequent calls reported smoke conditions on
the 10th floor of the building.
First arriving firefighters found a fire in a 10th floor apartment
and requested a second alarm to support firefighting activities. Firefighters
brought the fire under control shortly after 4pm.
All residents of the apartment
building successfully evacuated the building.
There were no reported injuries.
The cause of the fire remains
under investigation. Damage estimates
were not made available at this time. Two
occupants of the apartment where the fire started were displaced and received
assistance from the Red Cross.
information, contact Robert B. Rodriguez, Chief Fire Marshal / Community
Services Officer / Alexandria Fire Department, at 703.746.5217 or Robert.Rodriguez@alexandriava.gov