Fairfax Police Probe Car Fires in Gated Community

Several vehicles were damaged

By Tracee Wilkins
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 6:50 AM EDT
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Raw video of car fires in Fairfax.

Tracee Wilkins

Raw video of car fires in Fairfax.

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Fairfax Police suspect arson may be the cause of several car fires early Thursday morning in a gated community.

Just before 3 a.m. Thursday, the Fairfax County Fire Department responded to the 2200 block of George C. Marshall Drive in Falls Church for the report of a vehicle fire.  

Investigators are now investigating the fire as a possible arson.  

Fire Investigators told NBC Washington that they believe the fire started with a white BMW and then spread to two other vehicles, including a Nissan truck and a Volvo.  

The owner of the Nissan and Volvo told NBC Washington he parked his vehicles at about 7 p.m.  At about 3 a.m., he was awaken by building security and told his vehicles were on fire.  

Several other nearby cars suffered some minor damage as well.  

The fire happened in the parking lot of a gated condominium community that serves three large buildings and hundreds of residents.  

The investigation into a possible suspect and motive is continuing.

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