West Annandale Incendiary Vehicle Fire
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 14-05
Date: January 10, 2014
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a vehicle fire Friday, January 10, 2014, at approximately 1:35 a.m., in the West Annandale area of Fairfax County. The vehicle was located at 9202 Ashmeade Drive.
Firefighters encountered a fully involved vehicle on fire in a driveway upon arrival. Firefighters conducted a rapid fire attack and extinguished the fire to a Honda Odyssey van. There was minor damage to the nearby garage; however, the house was cleared to be reoccupied. Neighbors discovered the blaze and called 911. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $8,000. The van was a complete loss.
According to investigators, the fire was caused by a Molotov cocktail (improvised bottle-based incendiary device). The investigation continues.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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