There have now been 46 arson fires in Accomack County since November 12. The latest fire was called in Sunday night at an abandoned commercial building in Nelsonia.
All of the fires have been set at night and all have been in abandoned buildings; there have NOT been any injuries as a result of the fires. Last week, Virginia State Police and the State Fire Marshal said that the fires are the work of several people, NOT a lone arsonist; police say they believe the fires are being set by a group of people, working together.
Police are urging 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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