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Alexandria Fire Crews Extinguish New Year's Day House Blaze

No injuries were reported in Alfred Street blaze.

A Wednesday morning house fire on N. Alfred Street caused an estimated $150,000 in damage. (Submitted photo)
A Wednesday morning house fire on N. Alfred Street caused an estimated $150,000 in damage. (Submitted photo)

Alexandria fire crews extinguished a house fire in the 900 block of N. Alfred Street Wednesday morning that caused an estimated $150,000 in damage.

At 10:54 a.m., fire units were dispatched to a townhome in Old Town Commons after the residents discovered smoke and fire in the rear of their house.

The residents had exited the home by the time crews arrived.

The fire was mostly confined to the rear exterior of the home and it was extinguished quickly, Alexandria Fire Department spokesperson Michael Gerber said.    

“After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the fire was accidental in nature, likely caused by some debris or trash in the rear of the house,” Gerber said.

No one was injured in the incident.

The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage mostly to the exterior of the home. A neighboring home did receive some smoke damage, Gerber said.

The occupants of the home have been relocated.   

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