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Accomack Arsons Taking Toll On Firefighters, Victims

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ACCOMACK CO., Va. - Last night, firefighters fought yet another fire at an abandoned structure in Accomack County.     

This is possibly the 28th in an alleged string of arsons, which started exactly one month ago.

"Anybody that gets the thrill out of burning property that belongs to someone else is a sick person," said David Wise.    

A 100-year-old home and endless memories vanished and engulfed in flames.  For David Wise and his family, the scene is surreal.

"It's very hurtful because my mom used to bring me over here when I was a child to visit my grandfather," said Wise.  "There's a lot of memories here."    

Sandra Williams is a friend of the family, who did not want to appear on camera.  She says she has been to this home several times since she was a little girl.  

"I used to come back here and have delicious food, so this is scary people must realize that people could be sleeping in these house," said Williams.

For volunteer firefighters, this past month has been anything but easy.

"It's tearing us up," said Tasley Fire Co. Chief Jeff Beall. "We've burned up a lot of hose, gone through a lot of fuel, a lot of equipment and it's taxing on us physically and mentally and our family lives."

Virginia State Police are still investigating and need your help to bring a suspect to justice.  If you know anything which might lead to an arrest, contact Virginia State Police at 757-787-5813.

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