Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office Makes Arrest in Aldie Deck Fire

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has made an arrest following a fire that damaged an Aldie home in May.

On Saturday, May 14, just before 8 a.m., Loudoun County Fire and Rescue units from Kirkpatrick Farms, Dulles South, Brambleton, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority responded for a possible structure fire in the 25,000 block of Purebred Court. The 911 call came from a neighbor who reported a deck on fire next to his home. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which was contained to the deck where it did an estimated $45,000 in damages.

The Fire Marshal’s Office investigated and determined the fire was intentionally set, triggering a criminal investigation.

Christopher A. Hope was arrested and charged with burning or destroying a dwelling, a Class 4 felony, in cooperation with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He has been released on bond from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

5 thoughts on “Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office Makes Arrest in Aldie Deck Fire

  • 2022-08-10 at 4:57 pm
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    It’s hard to believe such a young person would deliberately set a house deck on fire. If Christopher Hope truly is guilty of the crime, I hope he gets the help he needs. Also, he should be held accountable for his actions. My heart goes out to the family that suffered the fire damage.

    • 2022-08-11 at 9:50 am
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      How do you know the accused is a “young person?”

      Let’s not make assumptions, based on appearances, shall we…

  • 2022-08-11 at 8:16 am
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    Why are we just learning about this arson several months later?

    Was the residence occupied at the time?

  • 2022-08-11 at 8:52 am
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    Who, what, where and when are there. Missing is the why? The how would be worthy as well.

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