Firefighters with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to the fire at 9202 Ashmeade Dr. at approximately 1:35 a.m. Neighbors saw the fire and called 911.
The vehicle, a Honda Odyssey van, was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived on scene. Firefighters quickly conducted a rapid fire attack and extinguished the fire.
There were no injuries. The nearby garage of a home received minor damage.
The van was deemed to be a total loss with damages estimated at $8,000.
The fire was caused by a Molotov cocktail, or an improvised bottle-based incendiary device, according to a news release from the department.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.