Fairfax Police Probe Car Fires in Gated Community - NBC4 Washington

Fairfax Police Probe Car Fires in Gated Community

Several vehicles were damaged



    Raw video of car fires in Fairfax. (Published Thursday, June 30, 2011)

    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.