Juvenile Charged in Playground Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
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News Release 12-56
Date:  August 1, 2012

Fairfax County fire investigators charged a male juvenile with setting a fire capable of spreading and carelessly damaging property by fire in connection with a playground fire, June 14, 2012, in the Burke area of Fairfax County.  The fire was located at the Lake Braddock Community Association Playground, 5122 Dahlgreen Place.

The fire primarily damaged a slide on the playground.  There were no injuries.

Damage to the playground equipment was estimated at $2,000.

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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