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 11-028
Date: March 28, 2011
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged Lavina Herbert, 38, 3853 Tiburon Place, Alexandria, with the burning of an occupied building, (Virginia Code 18.2-77), and animal cruelty (Virginia Code 3.2-6570), Saturday, March 26, 2011.
The charges are in connection to a condominium fire at 3853 Tiburon Place in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, at approximately 4:35 p.m., March 25, 2011. A canine perished in the fire, and displaced four adults. Fire damage was primarily contained to the top floor of the unit.
The fire caused an estimated $35,000 in damage. There were no other injuries.
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.