(Updated at 3:15 p.m.) Firefighters tackled a dumpster fire in Rosslyn near the Target store earlier today.
The fire broke out this morning behind a building on the 1500 block of Wilson Blvd. It scorched a big green dumpster before being extinguished by firefighters from nearby Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
In a tweet, the Arlington County Fire Department encouraged residents to reconsider throwing hot objects (like lit cigarettes) into the trash.
Earlier in @RosslynVA today firefighters extinguished a dumpster fire in the 1500blk of Wilson Blvd. This is a reminder to never discard hot items in the trash. Thanks to @FortMyerFire for the quick response. pic.twitter.com/qhCaEdAh9w
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) October 2, 2018