Arson Blamed in 3 Leesburg Car Fires

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating two early morning fires that destroyed three vehicles parked at apartments on Fort Evans Road in Leesburg.

Fire and rescue crews were called to 36 Fort Evans Road NE at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 3 for the report of an auto fire and found a black Jeep Cherokee engulfed in flames. That fire was quickly extinguished, but moments later, at 1:48 a.m., crews were called to 28 Fort Evans Road in a nearby apartment complex where a black BMW sedan also fully engulfed in fire and flames spread to a Dodge Ram pickup truck parked next to it.

The Fire Marshal’s investigation revealed that the fires were intentionally set. All three vehicles are believed to be a total loss with damages estimated at $15,000.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 and ask for a supervisor. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent via text using TIPSUBMIT. Simply text 274637 (CRIMES) and include the code LPDTIP at the beginning of your message.

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