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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
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Email: fire-rescue.Pa-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov
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News Release 09-36
Date: April 20, 2009

Three Juveniles Charged In Setting Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Friday, April 17, 2009, at approximately 4:50 p.m. in the Annandale area of Fairfax County. The home is located at 5029 Linette Lane.

Firefighters encountered smoke and fire coming from the rear of the single-family home upon arrival. Firefighters saw fire coming from the deck area with extensive fire extension into the attic and inside the two-story home. Firefighters also encountered nearby live power lines while fighting the fire from the exterior. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 25 minutes. Two adults and a juvenile have been displaced. Red Cross was not needed. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was intentionally set. Investigators charged three male juveniles with one count each of burning personal property greater than $200, (Class 4 Felony, Virginia Code 18.2-81); and setting a fire capable of spreading, (Class 6 Felony, Virginia Code 18.2-86). The fire originated on or near the wooden deck.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, 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.
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