FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — Emergency workers said they were at a shopping center in the Bailey’s Crossroads area Tuesday afternoon after a situation prompted the evacuation of a building there.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue posted on the X platform at 5:16 p.m. that crews were at the shopping strip, located in the 3800 block of S. George Mason Dr., for a “utility emergency” and that utility companies were on the way to the location.
The post, which appeared on the X platform, noted that no one, including firefighters, had been hurt as a result of the situation.
In a follow-up post, the department said there was an explosion while crews were working. FCFR included video that someone shared which showed the explosion and a firefighter who was close to it when it took place. The post said that the firefighter was alright, adding that firefighters “put their lives on the line everyday to protect the lives & property” of Fairfax County