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Ashburn house fire ruled arson; more than $1M in damages

Ashburn house fire ruled arson. Courtesy photo
A house fire that destroyed an Ashburn home in the early hours of Saturday is being treated as arson, according to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office.

Firefighters were called to the 42,000 block of Via Veneto Way in Ashburn just before 2:15 a.m on Jan. 27 after a 911 call from a neighbor stating a neighboring residence was on fire. Fire and rescue units from Moorefield, Dulles South, Ashburn, Kincora, Arcola, Sterling Park and numerous command officers were dispatched to the home.

Firefighters arrived to find a large, two-story, single-family home with heavy fire coming from the second floor and roof of the home. Additional resources were immediately requested. The advanced state of the fire was causing roofing materials to collapse into the second floor and the heat and flames were beginning to damage adjacent homes, according to the fire marshal's office.

For safety purposes, an exterior attack was initiated on the fire, and hose lines were put in place to protect neighboring homes.

The incident commander was told by neighbors that the home was vacant but a search was carried out to confirm there were no occupants inside.

There were no injuries to any civilians or first responders during the incident.

The structure was totally destroyed, with damages estimated at just over $1 million.

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is requesting anyone with information about the incident to call 703-737-8600 or the anonymous Loudoun County Crime Solvers tip line at 703-777-1919.


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Fires were started two different times. 2am Saturday morning and Saturday Evening. At the time there was no one living in the house.


Why do they think is was arson?

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