Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday Evening Fire - Old Bait and Tackle Shop in Parksley

Sunday, February 10, 2013 / 11:30 PM
Old bait and tackle shop on Lankford Highway in Parksley

Fire units, along with the Virginia State Police BCI units,  responded.  It was reported  flames were shooting out from  the back of the building.  Fire was found shortly after it had begun so there was little damage to the structure  and there were no injuries.

The fire is currently under investigation, and believed to be arson.

This is the second fire that occurred over the weekend.  On Saturday night fire was started in a storage shed that was NOT abandoned and was currently being used to store thousands of dollars worth of equipment and possessions.

Sunday evenings fire brings the total to 46 fires in Accomack County since November 12, 2013.


Information that leads to an arrest and conviction could result in an award of up to $5,000 from the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (

Additional numbers to reach the Virginia State Police Chesapeake Headquarters are toll-free at 1-800-582-8350 or at (757) 424-6820; the Accomack County Sheriffs Office can also be contacted at (757) 787-1131

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