Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Thursday, November 27  •  47°Mostly Cloudy Air Quality: Yellow
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 43° Low 29°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Yellow
Fri: High 39° Low 30°
Mostly SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Sat: High 49° Low 38°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Yellow
Sun: High 60° Low 47°
Mostly SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Mon: High 64° Low 34°
PM Showers
Alert
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
Read More...
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Fire Department
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Nov 29, 2010 9:20 AM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends Three to Hospital.

NOVEMBER 29, 2010

At approximately 6:56 a.m., Alexandria Fire Department units responded for a sickness call in the unit block of Ancell Street.  First arriving units discovered several residents of a home complaining of headaches and nausea.  An adjacent home at the time of the incident had a carbon monoxide detector sounding.  Additional fire department resources were dispatched which discovered elevated levels of carbon monoxide in three dwellings.

Three children, who were occupants of the initial home, were taken to an area hospital for evaluation.  The three properties were ventilated and carbon monoxide levels returned to normal.  The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.  The Alexandria Fire Department reminds residents to have their gas appliances serviced regularly and to have an operating carbon monoxide detector in homes with gas fueled appliances.


For more information, Contact Robert Rodriguez, Chief Fire Marshal / Community Services Officer at 703.746.5217.

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5200
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.