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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fire strikes Willston Shopping Center

Several stores damaged. [FCFRD]
No injuries were reported following a heavy, two-alarm fire at the Willston Shopping Center in the 6100 block of Arlington Boulevard in Seven Corners Saturday evening.

Fire units from Fairfax County and Arlington County arrived at about 7:20 p.m., and the fire was brought under control in 12 minutes, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reported.

Damage, estimated at $60,000 was confined to Stevens Shop on the lower level. Fire investigators determined that the fire started in the front area of the bridal store behind the counter and was accidental in nature. The exact cause is under investigation.

No one was in the store when the fire started. A passer-by saw flames at the front door of the shop and called 911.

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