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.
(Source: Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Press Release)