Alexandria Hotel Fire Forces Evacuations

A Fairfax County, Virginia, hotel caught fire early Sunday morning, evacuating residents and needing 100 firefighters to battle the blaze.

Fairfax County Fire Chief Randy Bittinger said several floors in the hotel collapsed; the entire building has been condemned and declared a total loss. Due to the threat of recurring hot spots, Fairfax County will keep a fire truck at the site Sunday night.

Crews arrived around 2:18 a.m. to the 8800 block of Richmond Highway in Alexandria. About 100 people were evacuated to a hotel across the street.

Bittinger said the fire is an electrical fire, which made it tough to battle. Virginia Power also responded to the scene.

One person was injured, but the injury was considered non-life-threatening.

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