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Fire Marshal: Restroom Fire at Metz Middle Set by Students

Incident caused $20,000 in damage. City seeking tips on perpetrators.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The City of Manassas Fire Marshal says one or more students intentionally set a fire during school hours March 20 in the restroom at Metz Middle School.

Firefighters put out the blaze at 9950 Wellington Road in Manassas, but it caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, according to the city. 

Fire investigators determined students intentionally set paper on fire in the restroom.

Tips in the case can be confidential and left on the 24-hour tip line at 703-330-0330 or by contacting Lt. Hartnett at 703-257-8458 or by email at firemarshal@manassasva.gov.  

Manassas Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.


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