Factory Merchants Mall fire in Ft. Chiswell still under investigation

The investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office continues into the cause and origin of a fire that partially destroyed an abandoned commercial property in Fort Chiswell, Va. The fire was discovered early Friday morning (April 6) at the former outlet mall in Wythe County. At this stage of the investigation, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The ATF is assisting with the ongoing investigation. (Note: The aerial photo by the State Police shows fire damage in the foreground.)

Virginia State Police