On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office (LCFR-FMO) arrested Sean Christopher Palazzo and charged him with arson of personal property for a vehicle fire in Aldie.
At 6:40 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a passerby reporting a vehicle on fire in the 41100 block of John Mosby Highway in Aldie. Fire and rescue crews located the vehicle and confirmed that the fire was fully extinguished. The fire was extinguished prior to fire and rescue units arrival.
The LCFR-FMO arrived on scene and performed a fire origin and cause investigation. The LCFR-FMO located Sean Christopher Palazzo, who was identified as being involved in the incident. Palazzo was taken into custody, transported to the magistrate’s office, and charged with a class 4 felony arson of personal property per Code of Virginia § 18.2-81 for the burning or destroying of personal property valued over $1,000. Mr. Palazzo is currently being held at the adult detention center in Leesburg.
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials remind residents to lock their car doors. Getting into the habit of the 9PM Routine can help protect you and your belongings. The 9PM Routine asks that at 9:00 p.m. you:
- Remove valuables from your vehicles & make sure the vehicle doors are locked
- Check to make sure garage doors are closed and secure
- Lock all exterior doors to your residence
- Activate any alarms or security systems