Fire that damaged Hampton homes was deliberately set

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 13 at 9:30 AM

Hampton house fire

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8/13 UPDATE: Firefighters say this is a case of arson.
People were seen running from the home just before the fire was discovered, said Assistant Chief Jeffrey Pereira.
The International Association of Arson Investigators, Virginia Chapter is offering up to $5 ,000 for in formation leading to the arrest of those responsible.  Calling 757-727-1210.
Crime Line is offering up to $1,000 as well; call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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HAMPTON -- Fire damaged a home in Hampton late Sunday.  

It started just after 11 p.m. at a home on Pennsylvania Avenue. and the fire was so intense that it melted siding on neighboring homes.

No one was in the house at the time. Neighbors said the people who lived there moved out a few weeks ago.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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