UPDATED: Firefighters Battle Blaze in Ft. Myer Heights

by ARLnow.com July 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm 3,298 10 Comments

(Updated at 2:40 p.m.) Firefighters battled an apartment fire on the 1600 block of N. Queen Street in Ft. Myer Heights this afternoon.

A resident reported fire on the second floor of a garden-style apartment building just after 1:15 p.m. Firefighters arrived and found flames and smoke. A second alarm was called as a precaution, due to the hot weather. Firefighters on the scene were given plenty water; some had their blood pressure checked.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, according to ACFD spokesman Lt. Gregg Karl. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross has arrived on scene to assist displaced residents.

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    Falls Church had to assist?

    • Westover

      Station 6 is part of the Arlington County Fire Department and the costs for the station and crew are shared by the County and the City of Falls Church. The Station falls on the City/County Border. Truck 106 and Engine 106 were on the second alarm. Truck 106 is probably the last piece of front line apparatus to have served at the Pentagon on Sept. 11.

      • Taxpayer

        That is true, also the county pays for the staffing, the city owns the equipment. That’s why the engine and truck from 6 says “Falls Church” on it, and cover the western portion of the county. The ALS unit is owned by the FCVFD, and lettered accordingly, but still Arlington County personnel. All 3 units can be assigned to incidents throughout, with the truck often running the farthest east. Also common to see Fairfax County units in the western portion of the county, and Alexandria units to the south. Dispatch sends the closest units, with Arlington going out of the County as well.

        • Arlington, Northside

          The County and the City share the staffing costs.

        • Arlington, Northside

          All of the DC Metro area has an outstanding mutual aid system for Police, Fire and EMS.

  • V Dizzle

    Glad my neighbors aren’t hurt. Hope the building isn’t too bad off.

  • Just Me

    It is too hot for fighting fire, hope they are okay.

  • steve85

    Glad that everybody made it out safe. Stand ovation to the fire fighters for their work.

  • Always impressed and grateful for the work of the fire fighters. Real heroes.

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