ACCOMACK, Va. (WAVY) - Investigators with the Virginia State Police have determined two fires on the Eastern Shore were arson, but one may not be related to the recent rash of crimes.
Sgt. Michelle Anaya with the Virginia State Police said two separate fires sparked in Accomack County, one in Greenbackville and the other in Painter.
The first was discovered around 6:15 p.m. in the 37300 block of Dreadnaught Drive in Greenbackville. Anaya said the fire originated in a mulch bed by a set of steps and was contained to the steps. No one was home at the time of the fire and there was minimal damage.
According to Anaya, investigators believe the fire is arson, but not related to the serial arson cases in the county.
The second fire occurred around 11:55 p.m. in 36600 block of Seaside Road in Painter. The abandoned one-story home was overgrown with trees and thick brush. The fire was determined to be arson.
Anyone with information should contact Virginia State Police. A reward of $25,000 is still available for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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