Arlington transformer fire spews smoke, closes road

Another view of the fire on Clarendon Boulevard. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
Another view of the fire on Clarendon Boulevard. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department) (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
From Katharine Maddox at Facebook
From Katharine Maddox at Facebook
From Katharine Maddox at Facebook.
From Katharine Maddox at Facebook.
The transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
The transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department) (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
The transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
The transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department) (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
A transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard sent up smoke visible for miles on Tuesday. (Courtesy Twitter user @sunoe312)
A transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard sent up smoke visible for miles on Tuesday. (Courtesy Twitter user @sunoe312) (Courtesy Twitter user @sunoe312)
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Another view of the fire on Clarendon Boulevard. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
From Katharine Maddox at Facebook
From Katharine Maddox at Facebook.
The transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
The transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy of the Arlington County Fire Department)
A transformer fire on Clarendon Boulevard sent up smoke visible for miles on Tuesday. (Courtesy Twitter user @sunoe312)

WASHINGTON — Fire crews in Arlington battled a transformer fire in a building on Clarendon Boulevard for about two hours before containing it Tuesday morning.

The Arlington County Fire Department says that a transformer caught fire in the basement of a building in the 2800 block of Clarendon Boulevard around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Shortly after 9, they said that they had dispatched a second alarm and firefighters on the scene were asking for an airport crash truck with dry-chemical capabilities. They sprayed a dry purple chemical and foam on the fire.

The fire department said via Twitter that the fire was brought contained at about 11 a.m.

They say no one was hurt; Hundreds of Dominion Virginia Power were without power as a result.

Clarendon Boulevard was closed at Fillmore Street while fire crews battles the blaze.

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