Another Eastern Shore fire ruled arson

Posted at 6:34 AM, Mar 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-26 10:36:04-04

Virginia State Police are investigating another fire that has been ruled as arson on the Eastern Shore.

The fire occurred on Metompkin Road just south of Nelsonia Road and was set in an abandoned shed that was overgrown with trees and was deemed a total loss.  Police say this is an ongoing criminal case.

Over 70 fires have been set on the Eastern Shore since mid-November.

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Police are asking anyone with information on the fires to call (757) 655-1437.

There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the arsonist.