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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): 703-877-3702

News Release 10-55
Date: May 13, 2010

Two Juveniles Start School Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged two male juveniles with damaging property by fire in a class room and lunch room in Franconia Elementary School. The fire occurred March 12, 2010, at approximately 9 a.m.

The juveniles are charged with carelessly damaging property by fire, (Class 4 misdemeanor, Virginia Code 18.2-88), maliciously setting a fire capable of spreading (Class 6 felony, Virginia Code 18.2-86), and simple assault against other students with an open flame device (Class 1 misdemeanor, Virginia Code 18.2-57).

There were no injuries or damage to property.

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.

Last Modified: Monday, August 29, 2011

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