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.
Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.