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Thursday Night Fire Marks Arson Number 75

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ACCOMACK COUNTY, VA. - Virginia State Police report two fires in Accomack County on Thursday night.

Authorities say the first blaze broke out around 11:55 PM Thursday night on the 36600 block of Seaside Road in Painter, Virginia.

Officials say, through preliminary investigations, the fire is being determined as arson and part of the ongoing investigation of the 75 arsons that have ravaged the county.

Virginia State Police and Accomack Sheriff's Department continue to ask the public to provide any tips and/or information to the HOTLINE at (757)655-1437. There continues to be a $25,000.00 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the arsonist.

In a turn of events, Virginia State Police also report a second fire Thursday night, this one on the 37300 block of Dreadnaught Drive in Greenbackville, that has also been ruled arson. However, officials have determined this fire is not linked to the string of arsons.

Officials say the fire broke out around 6:12 PM and was a one story single family home that is occupied, as opposed to the normally abandoned structures targeted by the arsonists.

Investigators say the fire originated in a mulch bed by the front steps and the fire was contained there. According to reports, there was no one at the home at the time of the fire and there was minimal damage.

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