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Suspected Arsonist Strikes Again in Accomack County

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This is what is left from Wednesday morning's fire at an abandoned home in Wachapreague. (Photo: WBOC) This is what is left from Wednesday morning's fire at an abandoned home in Wachapreague. (Photo: WBOC)

WACHAPREAGUE, Va.- Virginia State Police are investigating another suspected arson that occurred at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at an abandoned home located at the intersection of Drummondtown and Chancetown roads in Wachapreague.

"All I seen was orange when I jumped up. I looked down the hall and seen bright orange," said LaDawn Logan of Wachapreague. She added, "That's when I opened the door, and looked and saw it fully in flames."

Bricks, roasted grass and lifeless trees were the reminders of what used to be.

"A very tall, old house. At least about 100 years old," Logan said.

Police said a preliminary investigation suggests arson is a cause of the fire. This suspected arson sparked concern in the neighboring community.

"All these homes all through here, most of all the homes are old homes, so they are easy to catch fire," said Reverend Barry Mears of Wachapreague.

He fears a major disaster may follow recent suspected arsons.

This latest fire is part of an ongoing criminal investigation into a string of arsons in Accomack County. 

"You better catch him sooner or later, before fire 42," Logan said.

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