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Fire at Key Bridge Marriott

by ARLnow.com September 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm 4,736 8 Comments

A small fire was reported at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn this afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the hotel just after 1:00 p.m. after a 911 caller reported smoke on the 9th floor. Upon arrival, they found a fire — in a 9th floor room — that had been extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system.

Some smoke and water damage was reported as a result of the fire. Nobody was hurt.

Photo courtesy @ViewFromMyDesk

  • Brian

    Thanks, saw a plethora of trucks and fire chief SUV’s racing through Ballston onto I-66 about this time

  • WTF

    Quality Sprinker System!

  • yrb

    what an ugly building

    • Cyrus

      Yes, but they’ve done a great job with renovations inside, including the rooftop function space. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

  • JimPB

    The sprinklers put the fire out quickly. Way to go. Damage loss minimized. Life protected. LIfe fighters not put at risk.

    Sprinklers should be required in all new construction, commercial and residential.

    Note: Today it’s often not the fire that kills but the toxic smoke from burning plastics that inflicts death. SO, if there’s a fire, don’t wait to see flames or even feel hot air. Avoid/minimize exposure to the highly toxic smoke — get out immediately.

  • JimPB

    The sprinkler system worked well. Quickly put fire out. Damage minimized. No injuries, no deaths. Fire fighters not put at risk.

    All new buildings (commercial and residential) should have sprinkler system.

    Mention a fire, and people think of the flames and heat as causing injuries and death. Today the biggest cause of injuries and deaths when there is a fire is usually the toxic smoke from smoldering and burning plastics in the fire area. That’s why fire fighters wear respirators. Implication for others: When there’s a fire, don’t wait until you see flames, get out and away ahead of the smoke.

    • jds

      so nice, you posted it twice!

  • Nunya

    Here’s what the hotel used to look like, back in the day

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edge_and_corner_wear/6012180605

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