On Labor Day, a fire broke out at a warehouse in Alexandria that contained carpet and associated materials, all of which, is highly flammable. Not only was the amount of fuel a problem, but crews on scene had difficulty getting water due to a water main break in the area that resulted in fire hydrants being out of service.
In order to contain the blaze, units from all over the metro area including units from Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince George’s County, were brought to the scene. This resulted in a shortage of available units in the region. To help correct this, Engine 710, along with other units from Montgomery County were called into Arlington County to fill in at their fire stations while their units were on scene.
For more coverage of the fire, please visit Dave Statter’s blog.