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69th Accomack Co. Arson Sparks 70th

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GREENBUSH, Va.- The 69th arson in Accomack County was a single story trailer set ablaze in the early morning hours on Sunday.  The proximity of the trailer to an abandoned home sparked the 70th fire forcing firefighters to fight two fires at once.

Gilbert Cutler lives just down the road from the most recent fires and says that he has lived in Greenbush his entire life.  Cutler said he noticed that the trailer and home had not been used in many years.

"I walk every day and my wife walked with me one day and the trailer door had been open for four or five years and I said, 'Pauline...That door. I think he is going to get us next. And you know, sure enough,'" Cutler said.

As the number of arsons continues to grow, some are ready for some divine help.  Pastor Steve Jones of the Shore Presbyterian Church said there is a prayer service Tuesday night from 7 to 8 at Nandua High School.  The pastor said they will be asking for God's help to stop these fires and give county residents their piece of mind back.

"If they have any future of catching this man, they're going to need God's help. They're going to need God's help because what they're doing right now is totally nothing. I don't see anything that they're doing. They're one way, He's another way. If the cops are in Onley, he is setting a fire in Atlantic," said Greenbush resident, Mildred Wise.

A high reward, increased patrols and check points have not stopped this arsonist yet.  Some say that hopefully prayer is the answer for Accomack County.

 

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