Explosion at Senior Community Near Ballston

by ARLnow.com May 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm 6,408 6 Comments

A suspected gas explosion rocked a high-rise senior living community near Ballston this morning.

One person was flown to a burn center after the explosion, inside The Carlin apartments at 4300 N. Carlin Springs Road, according to Arlington Fire Department spokesman Lt. Gregg Karl. No other injuries were reported.

About 100 residents have been displaced while authorities check the structural integrity of the building, Karl said. They’re being temporarily housed in a nearby church.


    I was driving to Ballston @ around 1:45 and Carlin Springs was blocked off around N. Thomas St. I had no idea that there a Sr. center there. I hope that the person pulls through.

  • John Andre

    I believe this is the building on Carlin Springs just below the Glebe intersection and south of the tire store…there’s one house between the tire store and the senior high rise, as I recall. It is not the Jefferson, the senior high-rise north of and across the courtyard from the NRECA building at 4301 Wilson Blvd. where I worked prior to my retirement. I believe that area is supposed to be closed to traffic tomorrow afternoon due to the “Taste of Arlington” festival.

  • loocy

    The Carlin

  • Rev. Camping

    I wonder how many of the residents thought it was the arrival of the May 21st apocalypse.

  • jes

    What was the cause of gas stove explosion

  • yea i wonder what the cause was as welll


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