An explosion tore apart a house in Arlington on Monday night, sending flames, smoke, and debris into the air after police tried to investigate shots from a flare gun, The Washington Post said, Ednews informs.
No fatalities were reported, police said, and no officers were seriously injured. The police had no information on the condition of the person who had been inside the house in the Bluemont/Ballston area.
The massive blast shattered windows, was heard for miles, and attracted the attention of top Virginia officials as far away as Richmond.
The blast was a “major explosion” and "very, very scary,” US Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said in a message on X.
A neighbor who witnessed it from nearby called it an “enormous explosion” that shook her house, littered it with broken glass, and left her shaken. “It took me like an hour to stop quivering,” she said.