ACCOMACK COUNTY -- There were three fires in or near Accomack County Monday night and early Tuesday, but Va. State Police said it's not clear whether they're the latest in a string of arsons.
The first two appear to be arsons - a fire on Quinby Bridge Road in the town of Quinby around 9:22 p.m. Saturday and one at 9:35 p.m. Sunday on Rose Cottage Road in Melfa.
The third fire was spotted just before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday. An apparently vacant home in the 12000 block of Houston Street in Exmore had interior fire damage.
There were two arsons over the weekend in Accomack.
Around 7:00 p.m. Saturday, a storage barn in the 11100 block of Sand Street in Temperanceville burned to the ground.
At 11:30 p.m. Sunday, a two-story commercial building on Rt. 13 in Nelsonia caught fire. There was little damage to the abandoned structure because the fire was discovered shortly after it was started, said Va. State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya.
Investigators determined the fires were intentionally set. They are the 45th and 46th arsons in Accomack Co. since mid-November.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Va. State Police say there are about 600 abandoned buildings in the county.