CRIME
12/04/2012 02:52 pm ET

Accomack Arson Investigation: 25 Fires On Virginia's Eastern Shore In 3 Weeks

Abandoned homes, trailers, vacant barns and even a chicken coop have been set on fire in a spate of destruction that's left Virginia's eastern shore smoldering over three weeks.

State and local police are investigating 25 arsons after two more blazes on Sunday in Accomack County, WMDT reported. An empty trailer was one of the structures set ablaze yesterday, according to WAVY.

One fire on Friday night and two early Saturday morning kept emergency crews busy, too.

No one has been injured and, although most of the fires took place in abandoned buildings, a catering business's trailer was incinerated early Saturday. The owner of AH's Kajun Kitchen chalked up the trailer as a total loss, WBOC reported.

Last week, authorities released a profile of the suspected serial firebug or firebugs, the Salisbury Daily Times reported.

“Based on our ongoing investigation, we feel certain that the person or persons responsible for these fires is a resident of Accomack County and is known to local residents," said an official from the Virginia State Police in a statement.

"This individual is going to be coming and going at different hours of the night, may be acting differently in his or her behavior, and will probably show an unusual interest in media coverage of the fires and/or consistently steer conversations to talking about the fires," said state police Capt. Tim Reibel of the Virginia State Police's Chesapeake's office.

The first reported fire was on Nov. 12 in Hopeton. The blazes have occurred between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m.

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