VA Dept. of Forestry offers reward for info on suspected arson fires in Southwest Virginia

Courtesy: AP Graphics
Courtesy: AP Graphics

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA (WJHL) – A number of wildfires burning in Southwest Virginia are believed to have been set intentionally, and authorities are offering up a reward in the attempt to capture those responsible.

The Virginia Department of Forestry said at least five fires were started in Buchanan and Tazewell counties.

Now, they are asking for the public’s help locating those responsible for the fires, and are offering up to a $2,000 reward for information that leads to their conviction.

If you have information on these fires, you can call the Virginia Department of Forestry at 276-597-7400, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office at 276-935-2313 or the Arson Tip Line at 434-220-9053.

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