University Center Apartment Fire Displaces Residents

A two-alarm fire at a two-story apartment building on Brae Terrace in Ashburn yesterday caused significant damage but no injuries to residents.

According to Loudoun Fire-Rescue, 911 calls came in just before 10:15 a.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from the University Center complex.

Fire and Rescue crews from Lansdowne, Sterling Park, Cascades, Ashburn, Leesburg and Kincora responded to the scene. Upon their arrival, firefighters encountered significant fire through the roof and immediately requested a second alarm, which brought more units from Sterling Park, Leesburg, Ashburn, Kincora, and Fairfax County.

As the building was being evacuated, firefighters made an interior fire attack until fire spreading to the attic and into neighboring apartments required crews to back out until aerial streams stopped the spread. Crews quickly re-entered the structure and extinguish the remaining fire.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Representatives from the Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross responded to assist displaced residents.

There are no civilian injuries reported. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

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