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Arson suspected in another Va. Eastern Shore fire

Thursday - 3/14/2013, 7:40am  ET

ONANCOCK, Va. (AP) -- Another suspicious fire on Virginia's Eastern Shore is under investigation.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says the fire occurred around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at the old Mallards Restaurant in Onancock.

Resident Clyde Carrow tells WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/Yb6snF ) that a crackling sound woke him up. He looked out his window, saw the fire and called 911.

The fire rekindled around 4:30 a.m. Thursday but the Onancock Volunteer Fire Department quickly extinguished it.

More than 60 suspicious fires have occurred in Accomack County since last November, including one on Tuesday night that destroyed a detached building at an old motel.

No one has been injured. Many of the structures have been abandoned.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Information from: WAVY-TV, http://www.wavy.com/


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