Man charged with allegedly setting fire near historic museum

Published 1:37 pm Monday, August 16, 2021

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A Corapeake man has been charged with arson after a fire near the historic Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum in downtown Suffolk.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel were called to the fire last Monday, Aug. 9, at about 8:30 p.m., according to a city press release. The museum is located at 326 N. Main St.

Crews found a trash receptacle on fire near the structure and quickly extinguished it, the press release stated.

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Following investigation by the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office, Jacob Dietrich Epp, 45, was arrested on Aug. 10. He is currently being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.