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71st Arson Fire in Accomack County

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PARKSLEY, Va.- Yet another overnight fire in Accomack County has some local residents hoping for some extra security efforts to put an end to this crime spree.  The latest fire occurred Monday night on Greenbush Road in Parksley at an abandoned two-story home.  It was the 71st arson in the county since mid-November.

As the number continues to climb, some in Accomack County are coming up with their own ideas about how they would like to see the arsonist caught.

"We would inventory the vacant houses and have someone on foot nearby so that they would not be so obvious and maybe they can get a clue anyway," said Virginia Yeaman of Greenbush.

"I think everybody as a neighbor can just, you know, look out at their yards and property.  Just look over it more and be more sensitive to movement on their property," said Ronald Knight of Parksley.

However, other believe everything that can be done is being done.  Jeanette Jubilee says the father of her children is a firefighter and she knows first hand how much effort is being put forth.

"They have officers from across the bay, from everywhere helping.  They have private investigators.  You know, they have everything that they need.  It's just this person...it's almost like he knows every move that their going to make," said Jeanette Jubilee of Parksley.

The consensus in Accomack County is that nobody cares how the arsonist is caught, as long as it happens soon.

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