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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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Page updated Feb 15, 2011 8:24 PM
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Four Alarm Fire Damages 14 Apartments.

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2011

Firefighters responded to a four alarm fire in the 6000 block of Edsall Road at 1:44 pm.  First arriving units reported fire and smoke coming from three floors of the three story apartment building.  A second alarm was struck to assist with fighting the fire followed by a third and finally a fourth alarm.  One hundred and thirty firefighters fought the fire which was brought under control at 4:24pm. 

The occupants of the building were able to escape without injury.  One firefighter was treated for a minor injury and transported to a nearby hospital.  The occupants of 14 apartments were displaced by the fire.

Initial damage is estimated at $3,000,000.  The cause 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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