Firefighters from Arlington, Alexandria and other departments battled a smoky kitchen fire at a large Crystal City apartment complex Thursday night.
The fire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. in the kitchen of a first floor apartment at Crystal Towers (1600 S. Eads Street). The blaze was extinguished, but not before smoke spread to multiple floors of the apartment complex’s south tower.
Residents of the tower were evacuated into subfreezing temperatures outside. So far, no injuries have been reported.
#Update Photos from the scene at 1600 S Eads St. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke as a result of a kitchen fire. The fire has been extinguished, however smoke remains in some of the hallways in the south tower. pic.twitter.com/0ybZ64MfED
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) February 19, 2021