WATCH: Black smoke visible for miles after Sterling warehouse catches fire

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A warehouse fire in Sterling, Virginia, sent black smoke billowing into the sky and triggered a significant emergency response Monday afternoon.

A warehouse fire in Sterling, Virginia, sent black smoke billowing into the sky and triggered a significant emergency response Monday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to a facility in the 100 block of Acacia Lane just after 3 p.m., according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.

One responding firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion at the scene of the fire. No one else was injured in the blaze, according to fire department and Virginia State Police.

Listeners reported to WTOP they could see smoke from miles away, including at Dulles International Airport, more than three miles away from the source of the blaze. In a post on X, the airport said the smoke was not affecting operations there.

Fire officials in Loudoun County told WTOP hazmat teams responded alongside firefighters, due to potentially hazardous materials at the site.

Virginia State Police said troopers were also on scene to help evacuate nearby businesses and control traffic.

Below is a map of the area where the fire broke out:

This is a developing story. Stay with WTOP for the latest information.

WTOP’s Thomas Robertson contributed to this report.

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