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Accomack Arson Count To 58 After Four Weekend Fires

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ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - The fire toll continues to rise in Accomack County.

Police confirm four more arsons over the weekend, bringing the total to 58 arsons since Nov. 12th.

But there are still no arrests, leaving residents wanting answers.

"How long is he going to do this?" asked Laura Page of Greenbush, Va.

Early Saturday morning, the alleged arsonist set fire to a small building off of 20700 block of Bayside Road in Onancock, Va. Later that evening, a trailer fire in the middle of the woods off of the 22500 block of New Branch Road, just a few blocks away from the Bayside Road fire.

Residents say they immediately called police after noticing the fire on their way back home from church.

"I think it's kind of sad that someone can play with fire like that and think it's funny," said Jeanne Mackey.

Page says that she'd "rather have read this out of a mystery novel, because it is scary."

On Sunday, firefighters were called to two more fires, which police later confirmed as arsons. The first was at an abandoned trailer off of Jenkins Road in Withams, Va.

The most recent, an late Sunday night fire where completely burned down structure now resides on a farmland off of Pungoteague Road in Painter, Va.

I'm afraid that one day they're going to set fire to somebody's house and someone is going to be in there," said Mackey.

WMDT reached out to Accomack County officials for comment on the nearly four-month investigation. They did not wish to speak on the matter.

Virginia State Police is still offering a $25,000 reward to any information that leads to an arrest and conviction. You can contact the VSP Tip Line at (757) 655-1437.

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