Fire is not considered suspicious.
The Alexandria Fire Department responded to a car fire around 6:30 p.m. Monday on Commonwealth Avenue in Del Ray. Two fire trucks responded to the corner of W. Nelson and Commonwealth avenues after flames shot up underneath the hood of a BMW sedan. No one was injured in the fire. The fire is not considered suspicious and appeared to be accidental and related to an electrical issue, an AFD spokesperson said. For the quickest updates on what's happening in Del Ray, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more about our daily newsletter.
No injuries reported; cause of the blaze remains unknown
Del. David Englin (D-45) was working from his Del Ray home on Wednesday afternoon when he received a knock on the door from his mail carrier. Unfortunately the knock wasn’t an offer to chat or to hand the state delegate a package. Instead, the carrier was notifying Englin that his wife’s Ford Mustang was on fire. “It was a pretty ugly scene,” Englin said. With flames rising as high as six feet and temperatures outside touching the upper 90s, Englin went after the blaze with an extinguisher. “I did what I could,” the U.S. Air Force Academy graduate said. A neighbor dialed 911 and two Alexandria Fire Department vehicles soon arrived at the family's Wayne Street residence. Englin commended the AFD for its quick work in putting out the fire. …