Transformer fire explosion fills Arlington sky with black smoke near popular shopping area

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Emergency crews responded to a popular Arlington shopping area after a transformer explosion filled the sky with fire and thick, black smoke.

The explosion happened inside of a building's basement along the 2800 block of Clarendon Boulevard around 9 a.m.

Officials have not reported any injuries at this time.

Crews from a nearby airport assisted local fire personnel.

Businesses and roads in the area were closed while crews worked to put out the fire.