Another Fire in Accomack County

Mar 15, 2013

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There’s been another suspected arson fire on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

A turn-of-the-century wooden schoolhouse went up in flames last night at around 10:30 pm.

The structure on Cashville and Evans Wharf Roads was built in 1923.

It was being used as a storage facility by a local farmer, but had also been the site of the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church.

The structure was completely destroyed.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that authorities got a call from an out-of-town woman who was at a nearby house.

She had been working at the home of a relative who recently died.

Emory Hurst, whose grandmother had attended school in the build, told the paper he had been concerned that it could be a potential target for arson.

And, he urged the farmer to remove his equipment from the structure.

There is no word yet as to whether it part of a series of over 60 arson fires since last November.