Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Abandoned Structures Fires Still Being Set

This has to be the work of another arsonist.  Maybe more than one.  What a shame since the local area experienced a rash of fires a few months ago.

The number of abandoned structure fires in Accomack County continues to grow.  Since Friday November 17, 2012, the 911 center reports 7 more fires.  This brings the total number of fires in  abandoned structures since Monday November 12, 2012 to 14!

Seaside Road in Melfa, Va.
Photo/ Easternshorefire.com

In Melfa last week upon arriving at the scene  fire fighters found two structures on fire, one fully involved and the other a working fire.  It has also occured that the firefighters are called to another scene with an abandoned structure on fire within minutes of  the previous fire.

Sunday night/early Monday morning fire departments were called to Fleming Road in Horntown, Va. and Bloxom, Va.

Fire companies from Worcester County have also been called to assist.

Please keep your eyes and ears open.  If you see any suspicious activity in your area please call the Accomack County Sheriff's Office- 911.

Virginia State Police Arson Investigators have been working on the case.

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