Lightning sparks fire at Fairfax County motel

Fire investigators blame a lightning strike for a fire Friday, at a motel in the Belle Haven section of Fairfield Suites fireFairfax County.

Damage to the Fairfield Suites in the 6400 block of Richmond highway is listed at about $65,000. Investigators say a sprinkler limited most damage to a third floor room and allowed hotel guests to exit safely.

 

 

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