A massive 4-alarm fire broke out near Alexandria Saturday morning, engulfing the building in huge flames. Thick black smoke was seen for miles around the DMV.
Fairfax County Fire Department received calls to the 2800 block of Poag Street off North King Highway around 9:40 a.m.for a fire at the top of a five-story building. Poag Street is located in the Groveton area of Fairfax County.
Fairfax County Fire Chief John Butler said when fire officials arrived, there were two buildings under construction that were fully engulfed in flames.
“The fire had spread to some adjacent buildings, some of which included some under construction townhomes,” Chief Butler said.
Chief Butler said the fire department faced limited road access, as well as limited water and wind which caused some challenges while battling the massive fire. The strong winds made containing the fire difficult, Butler said.
According to Chief Butler, two firefighters and one civilian were transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. The two firefighters have been released.
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