ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) — Residents were forced out of their homes after a high-rise in Alexandria caught on fire early Thursday morning, Alexandria fire said.
The fire broke out around 2 a.m. at the Sentinel at the Landmark Apartment buildings in Alexandria, officials said. Fire crews said the fire started on the 9th floor of the building and then extended to the 10th. Debris falling down from the higher levels triggered another fire to start on the first floor balcony.
Fire officials said fire alarms went off and residents then evacuated the building. At least one man was injured and taken to MedStar with burns to the head. His injuries are non-life-threatening injuries.
Three people have been displaced by the fire and two residents relocated on their own.
Fire officials are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.