A burst light in the Community Center’s gymnasium ceiling led to a full evacuation of the building this afternoon. No one was injured.
Fire alarms went off in the building around The gymnasium was unoccupied, and those taking part in Community Center programs – such as in the senior center, in an adjacent dance class and in the preschool – were evacuated from the building as the alarms sounded.
The Arlington County Fire Department responded and quickly put out the fire, which was isolated to a light in the ceiling of the gymnasium that caught surrounding insulation on fire.
As of this afternoon, Recreation and Parks Director Danny Schlitt has cancelled all activities in the Community Center taking place before