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Another Fire Under Investigation in Accomack County

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Thursday night's fire destroyed this abandoned building in Onancock. (Photo: WBOC) Thursday night's fire destroyed this abandoned building in Onancock. (Photo: WBOC)

ONANCOCK, Va.- Virginia State Police are investigating another fire in Accomack County.

The latest blaze occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday at an uninhabited building on Cashville and Evans Wharf roads in Onancock. There were no reported injuries. Fire officials said the building was most recently used to store farm equipment. It was a schoolhouse in the early 1900s.

The owner of the building, farmer Danny Mills, said it was most recently used to store farm equipment. He estimated the fire caused resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in property losses. According to Mills, the building was a schoolhouse in the early 1900s.

There is no word yet if this is the work of a serial arsonist in the county, but fire officials said all clues indicate it is.

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