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Route 1 is closed in BOTH directions except for one northbound lane, from Slater's Lane to 1st Street for several fallen electrical poles. Use caution in the area. The Charles Houston Recreation Center & Memorial Pool are also closed until further notice due to a power outage.

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Two Alarm Fire Damages Historic Chapel

 

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 robert.rodriguez@alexandriava.gov.

 

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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