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Fire at Arlington hospital under investigation

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A small fire that broke out at the Arlington Hospital Thursday afternoon is under investigation, Arlington County Fire Department said.

The hospital is located at 1701 N George Mason Dr. When crews got to the scene they found a small fire on the sixth floor that had started on a stretcher.

Arlington County Fire Department said a sprinkler put the fire out. Nobody was injured in the incident and the cause of fire remains under investigation.

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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Papal visit could cause road closures in Arlington County

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Pope Francis' visit to Washington D.C. could cause several road closures in Arlington County near the Rosslyn and Pentagon City Metro stations.

The closures will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on September 23 and September 24. They will only go into effect in the event of a large pedestrian walk out from Washington D.C.:


- N. 19th Street @ N. Lynn Street

- N. 19th Street @ Ft. Myer Drive

- N. Moore Street @ Lee Hwy

- Wilson Boulevard @ Ft. Myer Drive

- Wilson Boulevard @ N. Lynn Street

- Ft. Myer Drive @ N. 17th Street and Fairfax Drive


Army Navy Drive @ S. Eads Street

Teen critically injured after pit bull bite

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) – A 17-year-old male was critically injured Wednesday after a pit bull bit him.

According to Arlington police, the teen was trying to break up a fight between two pit bulls when one of them turned on him and attacked him, causing severe injuries.

The male was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital from a house on South 8th Street.

Police investigated the incident and do not expect to file any charges, but animal control took the dog that bit the teen into custody.

According to police, there were five pit bulls in the house and the teen’s sister operates a dog-sitting service for pit bulls.

The pit bull that bit the teen apparently had some history, police said. Last year, the teen was training the pit bull and kicked the dog when it would not comply with his commands, according to police. The dog then began acting in an aggressive manner towards the teen.

Arlington teen remains missing 1 year later

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 19-year-old from Arlington is still missing one year late, according to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The search continues for Michael Gaye, 19, of Arlington, who was last seen a year ago. Authorities say he may be in need of medical attention.

Gaye is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. He has "black eyes and black hair," according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Authorities said he has facial scarring and a gap between his two front teeth. He may be wearing glasses.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) with any information concerning the disappearance or current whereabouts of Michael.

3 arrested after 'suspicious car' found in Pentagon's parking lot


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Three men were arrested after police found a "suspicious car" in the Pentagon’s South parking lot Sunday morning, according to Arlington County police.

Around 7:20 a.m., police say officers found three men passed out in the car. Police say the three men appeared to be drunk. There were wires hanging from the undercarriage of the car, police said. 

A bomb squad was sent to check on the car and the individuals, according to police. 

Metro tweeted that the Pentagon station was closed temporarily because of police activity.



Monza is hosting a Devils Backbone Brewery Beer Dinner on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Devils Backbone beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.

Monza is presenting a four-course dinner that includes: Greeter Beer, Vienna Lager with a meat and cheese platter; Pilot Brau Czech Pilsener with calamari fritti, lightly battered squid with spicy marinara; Cranberry Gose, roasted butternut squash, curried pears, candied walnuts, Crème Fraiche, sage; Aged 16 Point Imperial IPA with all natural braised beef ragu and butternut squash gnocchi, arugula, Parmesan, olive oil; and Cocoa Danzig Porter with Cocoa Danzig Porter Ice Cream with chocolate-covered bacon, homemade ice cream, bacon, and chocolate.