Fire forces over 2 dozen from Woodbridge apartment complex

- Over two dozen residents were evacuated from an apartment complex in northern Virginia after an early morning fire.

The two-alarm blaze was reported just after 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Bayside Avenue in Woodbridge.

Firefighters say 26 people and two dogs were displaced. No injuries were reported. Red Cross is on the scene assisting those in need.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD responds to Apartment Fire. Woodbridge, VA June 26 2018 3:39 a.m. - Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of an apartment fire at 1284 Bayside Ave within minutes and reported smoke showing from the front of the building. Crews entered the apartment building to search for one resident who was reported unacccounted for by Prince William County Police so a second alarm was called. Fire was knocked down approximately 20 minutes later. The missing resident was later located, uninjured, after self evacuating. Crews remained on scene for several hours. 26 people and two dogs were displaced. 14 units were affected. There were no reported injuries. Red Cross was called in to assist. The blaze is under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire and Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD, PWCDF&R, Dumfries-Triangle VFD, PWC PD responded to the incident. OWL VFD is one of the largest and busiest volunteer fire departments in the United States with almost 300 members. OWL VFD provides fire suppression, EMS care, and rescue services to 80,000 residents in our 27 square mile area through the operation of three fire stations. OWL volunteer Firefighters and EMTs work the 6 pm to 6 am shift, five days a week, plus 24/7 holidays and weekends. For more information on OWL VFD, visit or become a fan on Facebook at #owlvfd #whatfuelsyourfire #wemakefirefighters

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