August 10, 2010
Virginia Beach authorities are investigating a series of arsons that damaged five homes in a subdivision.
Fire department Battalion Chief Michael Barakey says seven fires were reported throughout the Brigadoon subdivision between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Six fires were set in rubbish, trash cans or recycling bins. One fire was set by lighting a flag hanging outside a garage. Barakey says one home sustained about $65,000 in damage and is uninhabitable.
Capt. Terrence Tassone says one resident suffered first-degree and second-degree burns while trying to pull a burning bin away from his home.
Tassone says investigators don't know whether the fires were a prank.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus