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Route 1 is blocked in both directions except for one northbound lane, from Slater's Lane to 1st Street for several fallen electrical poles. The public is urged to use caution in the area and treat all uncontrolled intersections (no power or officer directing traffic) as a four-way stop.

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For Immediate Release: August 11, 2008
For Further Information, Contact: Captain Luis Santano, 703.838.4339

Alexandria Fire Department Responds to Apartment Fire at 5352 Knole Court

Alexandria Fire and EMS units responded to an apartment fire, Monday, August 11, 2008, at approximately 10:43 p.m. The apartment building is located in the West End section of the City at 5352 Knole Court.

Upon arrival firefighters encountered fire and smoke from unit-A of the building. The fire originated in the kitchen area and was quickly extinguished. The cause of the fire was determined to be a malfunctioning gas stove. Fire from the stove extended to nearby wood cabinets, which spread quickly throughout the apartment.

Occupants of Unit- A evacuated the apartment prior to Fire Department arrival. No injuries were reported. The apartment was condemned. Occupants were relocated to a hotel by management.

Fire investigators consider the fire to be accidental. Damage is estimated to be $150,000.00.

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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