Intentionally Set Lorton Restaurant Fire, One Injured

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-19
Date:  February 7, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a commercial fire, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at approximately 10:25 a.m., in the Lorton area of Fairfax County. The restaurant, Sub Shop, is located on 9504 Richmond Highway in a shopping center.

Firefighters encountered heavy black smoke coming from the front and rear of the one-story structure upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack from the front and rear of the structure and quickly brought the fire under control. Fire damage was contained to the restaurant; however, adjacent structures received minor smoke damage. One adult was transported by ambulance to the Washington Hospital Burn Center with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was intentionally set. Fire investigators and the Fairfax County Police Department are investigating and seeking the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637, or contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 703-691-2131, and ask for the duty investigator.

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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