Two teens charged for Marco Polo restaurant fire

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The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has charged two juveniles in connection with a fire in Vienna last month. 

The 14-year-old Vienna resident and 13-year-old Reston resident are each facing multiple charges including  burning or destroying personal property greater than $200.

On October 14, 2018, crews responded to a fire in a two-story building in the 200 block of Maple Avenue West. Officials say the vacant building, last occupied by the Marco Polo restaurant was engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported. 

“We stayed a day, maybe a day and a half to extinguish the fire. Once it was knocked down we was able to go inside building. The next day we had to use a bulldozer because it was unsafe, but from the things we seen we knew it was an incendiary fire,” said Captain Jevon Wilson, Investigator with the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department.  

The juveniles are being held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.

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