Reward offered in wildfire arson case
Investigators are offering a reward for anyone with information regarding the Dickenson County wildfire.
They believe the wildfire may be a case of woods arson. The fire burned on private property as well as in the Clinch Ranger District of the Jefferson National Forest.
The Virginia Department of Forestry is offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the fire that was reported December 1, 2012 in the Skegg Branch area of the county.
“The lives and property of residents and firefighters were directly threatened by this suspicious fire,” said John Miller, director of resource protection for the Virginia Department of Forestry.
“When a wildfire occurs, it endangers lives and can cause unbelievable destruction to land, trees and homes,” Miller said. “In addition, when firefighters are working arson fires, they and their equipment are not available to suppress other wildland fires. This depletion of resources puts even more people and their property at risk.”
You can reach the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office at (276) 926-1600.
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