Firefighter hurt putting out blaze in Old Town Alexandria

One firefighter was hurt Wednesday while putting out a residential fire in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

The Alexandria Fire Department tweeted about the fire in the 200 block of South Fairfax Street at 1 p.m. Wednesday and said firefighters were able to completely extinguish the flames by about 1:48 p.m.

WTOP news partner NBC Washington reported it’s a historic home.

No residents were harmed during the fire, and the firefighter’s injuries were not life-threatening, according to the fire department.

Fire marshals are conducting an investigation into what caused the fire.

Emily Venezky

Emily Venezky is a digital writer/editor at WTOP. Emily grew up listening to and reading local news in Los Angeles, and she’s excited to cover stories in her chosen home of the DMV. She recently graduated from The George Washington University, where she studied political science and journalism.

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