Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged four juveniles, Wednesday, November 26, 2008, with three counts of intentionally setting woods on fire, (Class 1 misdemeanor, Virginia Code § 18.2-87).
The arrests are in connection with three intentionally set brush fires and Springfield Forest Park, 6300 block of Dakine Circle in the Springfield area of Fairfax County. The brush fires occurred Thursday, August 21, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Saturday, August 23, at approximately 12:25 p.m., and Thursday, September 11, at approximately 8:40 p.m.
Firefighters responded to all of the brush fires, involving leaves and brush. No injuries were reported.
The juveniles have been released to their parents pending court hearing.
Class 1 misdemeanors, can convey confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Raúl G. Castillo, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.