Fire Breaks Out at Arlington General Motors Plant

No injuries at the plant that makes SUV's

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    NBC 5
    Arlington firefighters investigate fire at the General Motors plant.

    Workers and sprinklers stopped a fire at the General Motors plant in Arlington from becoming much worse.

    GM spokeswoman Donna McLallen told NBC 5 the fire was in the body shop right outside of an air conditioning unit.  Maintenance workers were changing filters and believe a smoldering ember started the fire. 

    The spokeswoman also said workers rang the fire alarm, used fire extinguishers and internal sprinklers, keeping the fire from spreading.

    The plant is not in full operation on Saturdays and Sundays and GM said it expects the facility to be operational on Monday.

    The Arlington Fire Department said the call came into them at 12:08 p.m. and the fire was out at 12:28 p.m.

    The department does not have an estimate on the amount of damage to the building. They called out two alarms because the GM plant is the "second most expensive building in Arlington."  

    There were no injuries reported.