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Firefighters Respond to Animal Welfare League of Arlington

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which just completed a $1 million renovation, was briefly evacuated twice this morning due to light smoke in the building.

The second time firefighters were called, just before noon, they reported finding a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.

No people or dogs animals were reported to be sick as a result of the smoke.

The building is located at 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive in Shirlington

Update at 1:50 p.m. — The building is cool, engineers are working on the troublesome A/C unit, and all the animals are fine, according to executive director Neil Trent.

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