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Unfortunately, not much can be said yet. The fires are still under investigation and officials still suspect an arsonist. They've become more aggressive now that lives have been threatened.
"Words can't express what I went through and I'm just glad to be alive,” says Andrea Allen. Her life has completely changed in the last two weeks. After jumping 25 feet from the third story of a flaming building, she was flown to UVA Medical Center for a seriously fractured ankle and third degree burns. Allen lost her cat, car, and all her possessions. Allen's boyfriend and dog somehow managed to escape. Allen says, "I feel like I've been given a second chance."
The Campbell Street apartments caught fire two Sundays ago. Just minutes before, a fire started at a rental house on Bristol Avenue. That building stands just fifty feet from a shed that had burned the week before. All three structures are just around the corner from the Luray Fire Department
Luray Fire Chief Dan Seal says, "I hope they're not taunting us, but they could be. We'll catch them." Seal says he's never seen anything like this before. There have been 10 in the past month. Starting with an Oct. 5 fire at a historic carriage house on West Main Street. Two days later, a suspicious fire burns in a vacant apartment on West Page Street. Nearly a week later, a third fire is linked to the two previous. The first injury occurred at the Nov. 3 fire which hospitalized Allen. She says, "It's totally changed my life."
The investigation is ongoing and fire officials feel confident they will find those responsible.
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Source: www.usfa.fema.gov contributed to this report