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Reports of curbside fires continue in Lynchburg

Investigators say one may have set a house on fire

Reports of curbside fires continue in Lynchburg
Reports of curbside fires continue in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Curbside fires continue to be a problem in Lynchburg, and we now know that one may have set a house on fire as well.

Investigators say it started outside the home on Page Street Wednesday night. Since last weekend, there have been at least 20 reports of objects set on fire — mainly items left out for bulk and brush pickup.

10 News was on the scene Thursday morning, as firefighters responded to another incident on Pierce Street.

“It is important for the public to know the situation could lead to jail time and could lead to fines. Up to this point, many of the incidents are considered felonies individually,” said Fire Chief Greg Wormser.

Anyone with information should come forward. You could get a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.


About the Author:

Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.