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Accomack County Raises Reward For Info On Arsonist

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On the Eastern shore of Virginia, the Accomack County Sheriff's office has raised the reward to $25,000 for anyone with information about a serial arsonist responsible for setting almost 50 fires in the past three months.

Police officials are calling the person or persons responsible for the mounting arson fires a menace.

There were six arson fires in the county alone this week, bringing the total to almost 50 in the past three months.

Most of the structures that have been set ablaze have been abandoned, but this week, the arsonists attempted to set fire to a Methodist church in Onancock Va., which has raised the meter of concern amongst many local residents from worried to downright scared.

Although there aren't numbers available as of yet, determining the total estimated cost of the damage from the fires, the impact to the bottom line of the county's firefighting units is expected to be quite substantial.

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