UPDATE (11:15 PM): Sources at the scene relay the FCFRD has the fire under control. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
UPDATE (11:08 PM): Check out this awesome photo of the Fairfax County first responders running toward the fire.
FCFRD is working a two-alarm fire in the 8100 block of Richmond Highway. The commercial building is fully engulfed. Northbound Richmond Hwy is closed. pic.twitter.com/VryS4k314r
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) December 26, 2017
UPDATE (11:04 PM): We have confirmed from sources at the scene that there were no injuries from the fire as FCFRD believes no one was inside at the time the fire started. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
UPDATE (11:02 PM): Route 1 NB is CLOSED due to the fire and fire department response.
Alexandria: Rt 1 at Buckman/Mt. Vernon Hwy: All NB lanes closed due to fire activity. All lanes of Mt. Vernon Hwy closed as well. Pls avoid area so crews can work safely. https://t.co/0WxYkbreXR
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) December 26, 2017
Fire crews from multiple jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria are on scene working to put out the two-alarm building fire. LIVE video from the scene is available here.