A fire at an apartment building in the Shirlington area of Arlington sent flames shooting into the sky and smoke over the area early Monday.
The fire broke out in the 3000 block of S. Randolph Street, a short walk from a number of shops and restaurants. Photos show flames coming from the roof of the building, and a large cloud of dark smoke.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.
People were asked to avoid the area if possible.
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