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Fumes Close Dept. of Human Services Offices

Sequoia Plaza Dept. of Human Services building (photo via Arlington County)One of the buildings used by Arlington’s Dept. of Human Services is closed today due to construction-related fumes.

Earlier this morning the fire department was called to the Stambaugh Human Services Center Building at 2100 Washington Blvd — also known as Sequoia Plaza building one — to investigate “strong fumes” that were making some employees feel ill.

Firefighters determined that the fumes were coming from an epoxy floor sealant.

DHS spokesman Kurt Larrick said the following DHS offices will be remain closed Monday but are expected to reopen tomorrow:

  • Housing Assistance Services, including Housing Grant, Housing Choice Voucher and Real Estate Tax Relief programs
  • Community Assistance Bureau and Public Assistance Bureau services
  • Public Health clinics
  • Child and family services and aging and disability services (All hotlines are still active)

The Arlington Employment Center Resource Room services will be available on the fifth floor of the Arlington Mill Community Center from 1-4 p.m. today, Larrick noted.

Photo via Arlington County

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