Transformer fire prompts evacuation of condo building

US, Arlington: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue says a power transformer caught fire next to the building that had to be evacuated because the smoke from the blaze wafted inside the structure. Dominion Power has been working with firefighters to cut power to the transformer and the building, according to scanner traffic.

The fire was reported around 10:00 a.m. on Monday. A second alarm — including a “strike force” and multiple ladder trucks and medic units from Arlington County — was dispatched to the scene.

The bottom floors of the tower filled with smoke and firefighters have been working to evacuate the entire building, including at least a dozen residents who have called to request assistance when evacuating, according to scanner traffic. At least one injury has been reported from a resident falling down a flight of stairs.

Source: ARL Now