WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA) -- Three town homes have been damaged by a 3-alarm fire in Woodbridge.
Rebecca Barnes, spokeswoman for the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department, says the O.W.L VFD received a report of a townhouse fire in the 2200 block of Mersey Side Drive around 6:16 Tuesday night. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes and discovered heavy smoke billowing from a row of four townhouses. Barnes says one of the firefighters checked behind the homes where he found the blaze had engulfed the exterior wall of the end unit and portions of the connecting townhouse.
According to Barnes, residents told the first firefighters to arrive at the scene all occupants had made it out of the homes safely.
The size of the blaze forced firefighters at the scene to call for a second alarm. Just two minutes later, the Battalion Chief requested a third alarm after assessing the high winds and the fire conditions.