(Updated at 2:45 p.m.) Firefighters are on scene of an apartment fire at the Quincy Plaza apartments in Virginia Square.
The fire was first reported just after 2 p.m., on the 12th floor of the apartment tower at 3900 Fairfax Drive. The fire is reported to now be out, controlled at least in part via a sprinkler system.
Firefighters are now checking for additional fire, smoke and water damage in adjacent apartments. Water can be seen streaming down the side of the building near where the fire was reported, and “extensive” water damage is being reported in parts of the building, according to scanner traffic.
No word yet on what caused the fire.
Police are also on the scene, helping to provide traffic control with the eastbound lanes of Fairfax Drive closed by the emergency response.
Small fire reported at 3900 block of Fairfax drive. Units from Ft Myer and Fairfax County assisting. Fire is under control and contained to one unit. No reports of injuries at this time. More details to follow. pic.twitter.com/XVcqGPkALB
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) October 4, 2019
INCIDENT: Fire Department Activity
LOCATION: 3900 Block of Fairfax Dr.
IMPACT: EB lanes of Fairfax Dr. closed at N Quincy St. Seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/qs1ikXgGEe
— Arlington Alert (@arlingtonalert) October 4, 2019