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March 9, 2012 Published in Top Stories

Alexandria Firefighters Extinguish Fire In Basement Of Home

At 8:21 am the Alexandria Fire Department, with the assistance of Arlington and Fairfax County Fire Departments, responded to a report of smoke filling a home in the 1200 block of Janneys Lane.  Firefighters arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found smoke on the first floor and basement of a single family home.  A Special Alarm consisting of an additional fire engine, air and light unit and an ambulance was requested to assist while firefighters attempted to locate the source of the fire.

A search of the basement located the fire in the ceiling area of a utility room.  The fire was declared under control and extinguished at 8:53 am.   Initial damage estimates are approximately $30,000.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  There were no reported injuries.  Janneys Lane was closed between Cambridge Road and Quaker Lane for over an hour while firefighters extinguished the fire.

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