Another building burns in Onancock, arson suspected

Posted at 6:36 AM, Mar 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-14 07:31:26-04

Onancock, Va. – Police say arson is suspected in another Eastern Shore fire Wednesday night.

Officials say the blaze was located in the 22000 block of Bayside Road in Onancock, Virginia.

No injuries were reported. Police say based on preliminary investigations, arson is suspected. Over 60 arsons have been reported on the Eastern Shore since mid-November.

The Virginia State Police urge the public to come forward with any information that can assist in solving the arsons on the Eastern Shore.

The $25,000 reward is still available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the arson fires. The reward has been made available through funds committed by the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office and International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).

In Virginia, state law declares the burning of a structure – an unoccupied dwelling – as a Class 4 Felony. A Class 4 Felony carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $100,000.

Residents can report suspicious activity to the Accomack County Tip Line via text, phone or email at 757-655-1437.