Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue
On June 22, fire and rescue units were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 1700 block of Potomac View Avenue in Woodbridge. A neighbor discovered and extinguished the fire while alerting the occupants, who safely evacuated.
Since this was the third fire at this address in two months, the occupants immediately notified the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire Marshals worked quickly with Prince William County Police to find and detain the suspect, Mr. Christopher Sears of Woodbridge.
Upon additional investigation into this incident, Mr. Sears was arrested. Mr. Sears was subsequently arrested on multiple felony charges related to the arson. The Stafford County Fire Marshal’s K-9 and Handler also contributed to this case.
The investigation continues into this and related incidents.