On Friday, February 17, at approximately 3:17 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the City of Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched for a report of an apartment fire in the 4900 block of Beauregard Street in the Lincolnia section of Fairfax County.
Firefighters from Fire Station 26, Edsall Road, arrived first on scene to find smoke showing from a second floor unit in a three-level, garden style apartment. A second alarm was quickly called for bringing additional crews from Fairfax County, Alexandria, and Arlington County Fire Departments.
The fire quickly spread into the attic and a third alarm was called for shortly thereafter. Due to firefighter efforts, the extent of the fire was limited to the one apartment and the attic area above.
The fire was discovered by three Fairfax County police officers patrolling the area. The officers notified dispatch then proceeded to knock on doors in the building in an effort to evacuate residents.
Two civilians sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital. One firefighter from Alexandria suffered a minor injury. A total of approximately 90 firefighters responded to the scene.
Two apartments were deemed unsafe to occupy. Red Cross was called to the scene and is assisting a total of four adults and one infant.
Fire Investigators determined the fire started in a bedroom of the apartment. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damages as a result of the fire are estimated at approximately $167,500.
Video below courtesy of Daniel Perez.