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Gas Fumes Prompt Hazmat Response at DARPA Building

by ARLnow.com August 5, 2010 at 10:32 am 2,428 6 Comments

The fire department is on the scene at the headquarters of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Virginia Square for a report of strong gas fumes in the parking garage.

Initial reports suggest two people who were in the garage are now being treated after feeling lightheaded.

Parts of North Nelson Street and Fairfax Drive are shut down due to the large Hazmat response.

Update at 11:25 a.m. — Firefighters are investigating the incident as a possible gasoline leak from a vehicle. Some of the units are now leaving the scene.

A Hazmat team from Alexandria was part of the response.

  • Mary

    You guys are fast! I was just watching all the emergency vehicles from my condo balcony and was wondering what was going on.

  • I thought we were not suppose to publicly admit what that black building on the corner is. There is no sign, no indication, no nothing that it is DARPA. Just Arlington Cops posted outside the mystery building 24/7. Since DARPA invented and built the Internet, I have always thought Arlington should have more recognition of the importance of that little office – but it has always been the black unknown mystery building.

    • No public acknowledgment of the building’s identity… Except when you look at it on Google Maps and it’s labeled as “Defense Advanced Research Project.”

    • Stacey

      Sir, you are mistaken. Al Gore invented the internet.

  • John Goilios

    Alexandria and Arlington Fire Departments’ form one combined Hazmat team. For a full hazmat assignment, the entire team rolls out from both departments.

  • Smusli

    Gas, my eye.
    Witnesses reported glowing green gas and mysterious lights in the sky above Arlington.
    What are they really doing in there?

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