Arsonist Suspected in Central Virginia Brush Fires

February 25, 2009

Fire officials in Campbell County, Virginia suspect an arsonist started at least seven weekend brush fires in and north of Altavista.

Fire Marshal Rodney Lawson says the blazes were all called in or discovered within a half-hour of each other. The fires were reported just before 3 p.m. Sunday and were out by 6:20 p.m.

The Campbell County Fire Marshal’s office and the Virginia Department of Forestry are investigating, and officials are looking into reports of a specific vehicle seen near one of the fires.

Information from: The News & Advance

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