Fire and Rescue Operating on scene of structure fire in downtown Leesburg
Fire and rescue units from the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office remain on the scene, Jan. 23, after a morning structure fire on Market Street.
At approximately 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for a reported kitchen fire at a commercial occupancy located on West Market Street in Leesburg. Fire and rescue units from Leesburg, Lansdowne, Hamilton, Lucketts, and Purcellville were dispatched to respond.
Firefighters arrived on scene with visible smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure. Crews quickly entered the building with hose lines to extinguish the fire as other crews searched the building for any remaining occupants and further fire spread. Additional resources were requested to support fire and rescue units operating on the scene, bringing units from Ashburn, Leesburg, Broadlands, Purcellville, Sterling, Hamilton, and Fairfax County.
The fire was deemed under control within approximately 30 minutes of arrival of first responders. Firefighters will remain on the scene for an extended time conducting overhaul operations and assisting with clean up.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene investigating the cause of the fire. Damage estimates are pending. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.