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Belle View Shopping Center Fire Damages Surpass $5.8M

Posted on Oct 25,2019
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(Fairfax County Fire and Rescue video)
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By Emily Leayman

BELLE HAVEN, VA. — The six-alarm fire impacting various businesses at the Belle View Shopping Center late Sunday caused more than $5.8 million in damages, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue reported. One firefighter suffered a minor injury, but no one else was hurt.

No one was in the building when the fire broke out, but a passerby noticed smoke coming from the building. Investigators say the fire started in a business kitchen. The exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

The massive fire required assistance from the Alexandria, Arlington County, Fort Belvoir, Prince Georges County, Maryland, Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority fire departments. Units responded before midnight to find heavy smoke, and fire became visible from the roof. Firefighters contained much of the damage to two businesses, which do not have fire sprinkler systems. Various other businesses had damages.

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