Man Accused of Setting His Own Car on Fire

Man Accused of Setting His Own Car on Fire

A 27-year-old man is facing felony charges after an investigation by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined he set is own car on fire on Jan. 8.

According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, crews responded about 2:50 a.m. Jan. 8 to the report of a fire at 36 Fort Evans Road NE in Leesburg.

Firefighters found a black Nissan Sentra four door sedan engulfed in flames. By the time it was extinguished, the fire had spread to two adjacent vehicles. The total damage was estimated at $30,000.

Luis Antonio Navarrete Quijano, 27, has been arrested and charged with one felony count of arson (Code of Virginia § 18.2-81, Burning or Destroying Personal Property) for maliciously setting his own vehicle on fire, and is being held on $2,500 bond.

Leesburg Police Department and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

The Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate two other auto fires, unrelated to this fire, which occurred in the same apartment complex during the early morning hours of Jan. 3. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 and ask for a Supervisor. Those wishing to remain anonymous can 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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