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Virginia home explodes after suspect fires flare gun during police search

On Monday night, a flare was fired at a home in Arlington, Virginia, causing the home to explode during a police search.

Multiple police and fire departments responded to a home in the 800 block of North Burlington after 8 p.m.

As Arlington police were attempting to execute a search warrant, the suspect fired several shots inside the home, causing an explosion.

Police at the scene of a house explosion in Arlington, Virginia. (Credit: WUSA)

Arlington County Police Department Public Information Officer Ashley Save told ARLnow: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect fired a flare from the residence.”

At this time, the extent of the injuries inside the home and the surrounding area is unknown. Local residents have been instructed to evacuate to designated locations. FOX5 in DC.

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Fire officials are continuing to extinguish the fire at the scene. Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the explosion.

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