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More Anger and Fear after Another Arson in Accomack County

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An arson at an abandoned home on Boston Road in Pungoteague. An arson at an abandoned home on Boston Road in Pungoteague.

PUNGOTEAGUE, Va.-Virginia State Police are investigating another fire that happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Authorities said the fire to an abandoned home in Pungoteague on Boston Road is once again the work of an arsonist.

Richard Burton of Melfa said, that incident is just one more reason to be frustrated and worried about his safety.

"A lot of madness here," Burton said, "I got kids and I got a family and they need to just hurry up and go catch this guy because he might mess around and end up burning the wrong place down."

Thursday night's arson would be number 42 since November. It's a number Catherine Janci said that is too many.

"I'm a little uncomfortable because you know there's so many abandoned buildings and the wind last night, I mean the fire could have taken off in every different direction," Janci said, "we want to feel safe in our community and our area where we are and there has got to be a way to find out who is doing this."

Steven Perkins said he doesn't know how to feel because he just knows that he's scared.

"My biggest concern is like when he runs out of abandoned houses or decides to burn some body's house down where people actually live in, that of course is a big concern," Perkins said.

Larry Smith said of Onley said, it's about time all this stops and somebody owns up.

"Enough is enough, it's been past enough, we are all looking out and watching," Smith said.

Police said all arsons have been set overnight and mostly at abandoned structures throughout the county.

Parksley, Hallwood, Bloxom and countless other towns have been victims of these arsons.

The county's department of public safety told WBOC that there are approximately 700 abandoned structures throughout Accomack County.

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