3 Injured in Alexandria Apartment Fire

WASHINGTON — Three people were taken to the hospital after a two-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in Alexandria.

Battalion Chief Christopher Kunkle with Alexandria Fire and EMS said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

A firefighter was also hurt battling the blaze. The injury was described as a minor arm injury and the firefighter received treatment on the scene.

Three families were displaced by the fire and a spokesman for the National Capital Area Red Cross said the agency is assisting those residents.

More than 50 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire. On Twitter, the department said the call came in a little before 11 a.m.

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It was put out shortly before 1:30 on Friday afternoon, according to WTOP’s Mike Murrillo.

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The fire department said on Twitter that the fire started in an apartment and extended to the roof and that medics were on scene treating people.

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The cause of the fire is unknown at this point.

A map of where the fire happened can be found below:

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WTOP’s Mike Murillo contributed to this report from Alexandria. 

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