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Another Fire in Hall’s Hill Neighborhood

by ARLnow.com January 7, 2011 at 11:05 am 2,146 10 Comments

(Originally published at 7:56 a.m. Updated at 11:05 a.m.) The Arlington Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a blaze at a home on 22nd Street near North Edison Street and Lee Highway.

Authorities say they received the first call about the fire at 6:02 a.m. The flames was extinguished by 6:31 a.m.

Two people were taken to the hospital as a result of the fire, according to Lt. Gregg Karl of the Fire Marshal’s office. No word yet on the extent of their injuries.

Lt. Karl said there was “extensive damage” to the house. The Red Cross is assisting the family that lived in the house find a new place to stay.

In August, firefighters battled a fire at a vacant house on the 2100 block of North Edison Street, just two houses down from the house that caught fire this morning. Fire officials on the scene said that the August fire is still under investigation.

  • NorthAdams

    thanks for this report. heard tons of fire trucks around that time.

  • WI Native

    Kudos to the response teams! I heard the fire trucks before 6:05 this morning (when my alarm goes off) responding to this call – I live nearby. Hopefully the family is okay and there were only minor injuries.

  • NorthArlSnob

    Sounds like arson.

    • Take it down a notch

      Based on what?

  • ccc

    this is a black neighborhood

    • Lou


      • Arlington, Northside

        Historically, CCC is correct, Halls Hill was a prominent black neighborhood. Not sure what that has to do with the fire though.

        • Lou

          No, I’m aware of the history. Just didn’t see what it added to the conversation.

          There used to be some old rundown stores/shacks up by the fire house at Culpeper Street. One proudly displayed a painted sign with a very non-PC title for the area. Anybody remember the sign?

          • ccc

            care to elaborate

  • DT

    The area was referred to by “Chocolate Hill” back in the day. I wonder if that’s what the sign read.


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