Arson Charges Pending Against Teens in Ashburn Fire

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the Nov. 22 fire at a vacant house along Belmont Ridge Road was intentionally set, starting on the outside deck.

The juvenile suspects have been identified and charges are pending, the agency said Tuesday.

Crews from Leesburg, Kincora, Moorefield, Lansdowne, Ashburn, Cascades, Hamilton and Fairfax County were called to the site just after 6 a.m. when a passerby had called 911 to report flames coming from the home. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes, but the home suffered extensive damage and a partial collapse. Damage was estimated at $285,000.

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