(Updated at 10:10 a.m.) Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a house in the Barcroft neighborhood this morning.
The fire on the 4600 block of 6th Street S. was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. First arriving units reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of a two-story home.
It took firefighters from several local jurisdictions about an hour to fully extinguish the blaze, which appeared to have mostly burned the top floor or attic area.
“Crews made an initial interior attack on the fire but were pulled out due to deteriorating conditions,” Arlington County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Nate Hiner tells ARLnow. “After attacking the fire from the exterior, units were able to enter the structure again to put out the remainder of the fire. The bulk of the fire was extinguished in 40 minutes.”
“A second alarm was requested to bring this fire under control,” Hiner noted. “Roughly 75 firefighters responded to the scene, and ACFD was assisted by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department as well as the City of Alexandria Fire Department.”
No injuries were reported.
One nearby resident said the home was unoccupied at the time. Another told ARLnow that they could smell smoke from the blaze from Columbia Pike.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
“The Fire Prevention Office remains at the scene to investigate the cause and origin,” said Hiner.
#Final: Fire is out, a majority of the crews are being placed in service. Fire Prevention Office will remain on scene to conduct their cause and origin investigation. No injuries reported from this 2 alarm fire. pic.twitter.com/tavvEIQrxz
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) June 29, 2022
Woke up to smoke and fire sirens at dawn this morning, a house in Arlington VA Barcroft neighborhood was ablaze. It was unoccupied, owners had just moved to a new house down 6th St. @ARLnowDOTcom #arlingtonva pic.twitter.com/samvZdMhOO
— Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) June 29, 2022
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