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An urban plaza depicted at Avenir Place in Dunn Loring (staff photo by Angela Woolsey).

Crews Extinguish Fire in Mount Vernon Home — A fire broke out at a house on the 8700 block of Oak Leaf Drive in the Mount Vernon area around 2:30 a.m. today (Thursday). No injuries were reported. An investigation is underway. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]

Trail Upgrades Planned Near Dulles Access Road — “In just about two weeks, a Fairfax County Park Authority trail improvement project will get underway on the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail in Difficult Run Park near the Dulles Access Road. On or around Sept. 22, 2022, site prep work will begin on a trail maintenance project that will alleviate the issue of constant standing water on the trail, reinforce the trail to protect it from washouts, and overlay the existing trail.” [Fairfax County Government]

Community Meeting on Reston Comprehensive Plan Underway — The county’s Department of Planning and Development has kicked off a series of community meetings on changes to the Reston Comprehensive Plan at 5 p.m. [Hunter Mill Supervisor Walter Alcorn]

Resurfacing of Borge Street Courts Begin — “Beginning next week, site prep work will start on a Fairfax County Park Authority project that will replace the asphalt surfacing, color coating, fencing and gates, net posts, footers, and nets at the Borge Street Park basketball courts. This park is located at 3030 Borge Street in Oakton, Virginia.” [Fairfax County Government]

Lewis High Clark Closed for Repairs — “Beginning this week, the Lewis High Park tennis courts will close for repairs. The closure is estimated to be about two weeks in duration. Tennis courts #1 and #2 will be closed until Sept. 30, 2022. Additionally, the service road off Deepford Street and the grassy area between the service road and the tennis courts will also be closed.” [Fairfax County Government]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 77 and low of 64. Sunrise at 6:51 am and sunset at 7:18 pm. [Weather.gov]

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