Hazmat Response at Lyon Village Shopping Center

by ARLnow.com August 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm 2,501 5 Comments

Arlington firefighters and the hazardous materials team responded to the Lyon Village Shopping Center around 12:20 this afternoon for a strong chemical odor. Several people in the Starbucks reported feeling ill as a result of the odor.

Firefighters went up to the roof and came down with a bucket of epoxy that was being used for some sort of roofing work.

A building inspector and a health inspector are on their way to the shopping center to evaluate the situation.

The Starbucks appeared to be closed, but all other stores in the shopping center — including popular lunch spots The Italian Store and BGR The Burger Joint — are still open.

Update at 12:55 p.m. — The building and health inspector are on the scene, and fire crews are packing up.

  • bob

    This is the second time in a week where AFD had to bring 4+ trucks to Lyon Village.

    • I did hear that a similar incident had happened recently at the same shopping center.

  • charlie

    I walked into that Giant (which is worse now that it is renovated) about three weeks ago and had to leave because of the chemical smell. ithink the staff were all high at that point. that store is a disgrace to Stop-n-Shop (yea, you might as well start calling it that).

  • arlington

    Note to Giant corporate staff if you read this: the store referred to in this article has one of the best locations in our area. But it is weak. If you can’t run a stellar store here, you are not capable of running a stellar grocery store.

  • tgotech

    TOXIC TRAIN SAFETY – A First Responders Petition caused The Chlorine Institute to conduct a five-month study comparing the safety of secondary containment to the chlorine “C”-Kit for chlorine tank cars. The study proved secondary containment to be, by far, the safest technology for containing and preventing releases of chlorine gas. To see secondary containment – search “CHLORTANKER.”


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