Arson Fires Increase to 48 in Accomack County

Feb 13, 2013 -- 5:55am

There have now been 48 arson fires in Accomack County since November 12.

The latest fires happened on Monday night just after 11 o’clock at a two-story abandoned building on Quimbly Bridge Road in Quimbly. A short time later another blaze was called in at another two-story abandoned building on Fair Oaks Road in Melfa. Those two blazes have been linked to the previously 46 confirmed cases of arson that are already under investigation.

Another fire just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning at an abandoned one-story building in Exmore remains under investigation and has NOT yet been linked to the arsons.

Police continue to urge anyone who sees anything suspicious or anything out of the ordinary, to report it immediately. There is a $5000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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