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By Linda Cicoira Heavy smoke blew northwest into the sky from tanks where chemical explosions occurred at around 3 p.m., Wednesday, at Perdue Farms, in Accomac, while hundreds of employees were evacuated and others were kept from starting their shifts. “We can confirm a fire outside of our Accomac facility,” Danielle...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Chincoteague Island barn where the famous wild pony, Misty, once lived, burned to the ground late Tuesday night, according to spokesperson Denise Bowden, of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Two houses in the vicinity suffered some exterior damage. There were no injuries.  The barn belonged...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Chincoteague Island barn where the famous wild pony, Misty, once lived, burned to the ground late Tuesday night, according to spokesperson Denise Bowden, of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Two houses in the vicinity suffered some exterior damage. There were no injuries. The barn belonged...
By Linda Cicoira  -- An unidentified property owner was burning down an old house on Church Road near Tasley on the evening of Saturday, April 20, when the fire got out of his control and 911 was called.
By Stefanie Jackson – A boat at the Cape Charles Yacht Club caught fire Tuesday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads reported at 6 a.m. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center received notification of the fire at 6:02 a.m. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and firefighters and EMS personnel...
By Linda Cicoira -- The names of two of the three people who died in a fire that occurred Feb. 1, in Nelsonia, were released in a state police announcement Sunday — 16 days after the suspected arson/ homicide was committed. The victims were Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, Oraliz Alejandra Gonzalez-Miranda,...
By Connie Morrison -- Feliciano Ortiz, grandfather of  3-year-old Sofia Escalante, sobbed into the phone as he described to a reporter how his “beautiful” granddaughter would run to him saying, “Give me a kiss!”  Ortiz said her body was one of those found in the aftermath of a blaze last Friday in...
By Linda Cicoira -- A fatal fire in Accomack County Friday is being investigated as arson and homicide, according to the state police. “The preliminary examination conducted Saturday by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Norfolk revealed that each of the three bodies recovered from a burned mobile home in...
UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- Two adults and a child died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, said Corinne Gellner of the state police. The remains were taken to the Norfolk medical examiner for autopsy and positive identification. Special agents with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Three people, whose names have not been released by authorities, died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, according to C. Ray Pruitt, director of the Accomack Department of Public Safety. Firefighters were called to Johnson Court for “a residential fire with entrapment,” at 10...