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12/21/2012 - Fire in Accomac Thursday night - Click here to print this information

Thursday night at approximately 9:35 fire units were called to a residential structure fire at 23502 Back Street in Accomac. Fire units from Tasley, Onley, Onancock and Parksley responded and found the two story structure fully involved. Firefighters were hampered by high winds at the time. They were eventually able to gain control.

But heavy winds resulted in the fire rekindling and units were recalled to the scene at 2:35 this morning to find the structure again fully involved.

The Virginia State Police and the Accomack County Sheriff's Department are investigating.

Virginia State Police have determined this is fire was the result of arson consistent with other arson fires in the area over the past two months.

Residents are requested to report any unusual activity to the Virginia State Police or the Accomack County Sheriff's Department.

A $5000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible for setting the fires.

Photos courtesy Roberta Webb

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