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Fire At Federal Judge's House Believed Intentional

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A house fire set last month at U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady's McLean residence caused $300,000 in damages. No one has been charged for the arson, and the case remains under investigation, says Dan Schmidt, a spokesman for the county fire department.

A spokesman for the U.S. Marshal's Service, which is responsible for judicial security, says the agency doesn't have any reason to believe the fire was related to O'Grady's official duties.

O'Grady was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush and serves at the Alexandria courthouse in the Eastern District of Virginia.

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