The Arlington County Fire Marshal’s office in Virginia is trying to determine who set a toilet seat cover dispenser on fire on Monday afternoon.
Investigators believe the small fire, inside a bathroom at the Inova Urgent Care clinic was an act of arson. And it may be part of a string of intentionally-set small fires.
Arlington County firefighters responded to several suspicious small fires on Sunday and Monday, including two 20 minutes apart.
“There have been an uptick in small fires in the county,” said Lt. Jason Hart. “We have not tied them together yet, it’s still under investigation.”
After Monday’s bathroom fire, Arlington police put out a lookout call for a woman with facial hair, who was suspected of starting the fire. Based on the description relayed over the radio, the woman was detained and questioned, but was ultimately released due to lack of evidence, Hart said.