Man arrested for Chesterfield hotel explosion

Man arrested for Chesterfield hotel explosion

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Investigators say they've arrested a man in connection to a suspicious explosion and fire that broke out early Tuesday morning at the InTown Suites in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Police say shortly before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, police and firefighters responded to a reported explosion on the hotel's third floor. The room's occupant was not present when first responders arrived. The hotel's sprinkler system was able to extinguish the flames.

While investigators have not released the cause of the explosion, they did call it "suspicious" and an arson felony arrest warrant was issued for the room's occupant, 53-year-old James G. Burns.

Burns was located in the City of Richmond on Tuesday afternoon and arrested without incident. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

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