Juvenile Charged in Setting House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 11-87
Date:  November 14, 2011 

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged a male juvenile, Tuesday, November 8, 2011, with intentionally setting a fire. The 14 year-old was charged with burning of an occupied dwelling house, Virginia Code, 18.2-77, and setting a fire capable of spreading, Virginia Code 18.2-87.

The charges are in connection to a fire November 8, in the 3900 block of Bruce Lane, in the Annandale area of Fairfax County. The fire originated on the exterior of a single-family home causing approximately $35,000 in damage to the siding, eaves, and roof assembly.  Two adults and two children have been displaced. Red Cross assistance was declined by the occupants. Smoke alarms provided early warning. There were no 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.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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