Police: 1 person dead after fatal house fire in Alexandria

Police: 1 person dead after fatal house fire in Alexandria. (Photo: Alexandria Police Department)

Alexandria Fire & EMS officials are currently investigating a fire that broke out in a residential townhouse on Saturday morning.

Units responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m. for a building fire on Arell Court in Alexandria. Upon arrival, officials found fire on all three floors of the town-home.

Crews put out the fire, but found one unknown victim on the second floor of the town-home. The victim's identity or other details have not yet been provided at this time.

Fire marshals are currently on the scene investigating the cause of the fire.

Westbound Duke St., southbound Quaker Lane and the 2300-2500 block of Cameron Mills Road are currently closed. Please avoid the area if possible.

This is a developing story.

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