More than 70 fires have been set in the Eastern Shore’s rural Accomack County about every other night since mid-November, creating deepening urgency and mystery with each new spark. The abandoned Whispering Pines Motel in Tasley, Va., was set ablaze March 12, and a former restaurant burned March 13.
March 12, 2013 The Whispering Pines Motel in Tasley, Va., burns. Investigators think an arsonist in Accomack County has set more that 70 fires since November. The abandoned motel, parts of which date to the 1930s, was the largest fire set. Jay Diem/Eastern Shore News Buy Photo