Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Alexandria
Following a 10-month investigation by Alexandria Fire Department
fire marshals and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF), an arrest has been made in connection with a series of fires in the
Southern Towers apartment complex in Alexandria. Shirley Ann Vigneau, a
73-year-old resident of 4901 Seminary Road, was taken into custody on the
evening of March 19, 2014.
Vigneau is also under investigation in connection with more
than two dozen other suspected arson-related fires on the property. These
incidents have resulted in approximately $50,000 in fire and smoke damage.
There were no injuries reported, but these fires caused extensive fear and
anxiety among residents of the complex.
For more information, contact Michael Gerber, Public Information
Officer, Alexandria Fire Department, at 703.746.5217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.