Neighbors Pleading for End to Suspicious Fires

By: Rahel Solomon, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Rahel Solomon, WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE: 5/18/13 @ 7:10 p.m.
BELLE, W.Va (WSAZ) -- A rash of fires within the last six months have neighbors who live along Simmons Creek Road in Belle fearful.

"We don't know should I take a vacation, could I , would my home still be here," said Joe Whorley who has lived along the road for 59 years.

The most recent fire was Friday at about 10 p.m. The other two occured within the last 6 months.

Neighbors tell they're concerned whose home might be next .

"You never know if they're going to catch our house on fire, ya know," said neighbor Shana Campbell.

No one was injured in Friday's fire but Whorley said he is worried the fires could escalate.

"Please stop this before someone is killed, it's getting out of control," Whorley said.

Neighbors tell, Dorsey Woolwine Jr. owns the property of Friday's fire.

Woolwine was arrested Wednesday after police found more than a hundred stolen guns, drugs and cash in his home also on Simmons Creek Road.

BELLE, W.Va (WSAZ) -- A suspicious fire destroyed one trailer and damaged another in eastern Kanawha County, late Friday night.

It happened about 10 p.m. on Simmons Creek Road, in Belle.

Neighbors reported hearing an explosion and found the fire a few minutes later. Firefighters were able to put out the flames but not before one of the trailers was destroyed.

No one was injured.

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