Fire in Old Town Alexandria forces family from home

A fire forced a Virginia family to leave their house in Old Town Alexandria early Wednesday morning.

Alexandria firefighters were called to the fire in a single-family residence at 614 S. St. Asaph Street at 6 a.m. Wednesday. They found visible fire and smoke coming from the roof, according to Rick Muse, a spokesman for the city’s fire department.

The fire was quickly knocked down, and the family escaped to safety uninjured.

Firefighters remain on the scene checking for hot spots on the roof and attempting to determine what caused the blaze.

South St. Asaph Street is closed between Franklin and Gibbon streets. Intersections at North Washington Street are blocked.

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WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez contributed to this report.

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