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Fire at Al’s Steakhouse on Opening Day

Fire at Al's Steakhouse in Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia at 1504 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia
(Photo credit: @296Winnie on Twitter)

UPDATE (11:09 PM): Have confirmed from multiple sources this was a grease fire. There is a rumor going around Del Ray this was arson. From the folks I have talked to, this was NOT arson. Fire is still under investigation. Here’s hoping the community can rally around our neighbors and come together to help the joint re-open once again.

UPDATE (5:09 PM): Confirmed this was a 3-alarm fire. What does a 3-alarm fire mean? Likely upgraded to 3-alarm due to heat and the gear the firefighters have to wear.

UPDATE (5:04 PM): Added link to Pat Malone photos below.

UPDATE (4:50 PM): Added the APD tweet – wide angle view of the response to the fire.

On the day of their grand re-opening, Al’s Steakhouse has suffered what appears to be a devastating fire. We understood from our sources that there had been extensive clean up of the joint prior to the re-opening with new equipment, etc and an expanded menu (pizza). We heard Bo Severson, John’s son, was even back working the grill.

Very sad news. No word on the cause. We did hear no injuries.

Our followers were quick to Tweet out photos and video from the scene.  

Sad, very sad.

Posted by Pat Malone on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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