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Woodstock Authorities make an arrest in a structure fire
Woodstock Authorities report an arrest in a structure fire over the weekend.
The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue reported to a structure fire around 10 p.m. Fri. Aug. 12 on West Locust Street in Woodstock.
The structure was fully involved when firefighters from several regional companies arrived.
By 2:10 Saturday morning the fire was under control.
During the investigation authorities reviewed security footage that revealed a person in distinctive clothing in front of the structure before the fire was reported.
The footage led to the arrest of Ray Boyd Kerns of Toms Brook.
Kerns has been charged with one felony count of burning or destroying a building or structure.
Kerns has also been charged with a count of intentionally destroying, defacing or damaging a building.
Kerns was a member of the Woodstock Fire Department and is currently suspended.
The Woodstock Fire Department report that they are cooperating fully with investigators.
The structure was a 1902 wood frame multi story abandon building owned by Lena Frances Keegan.
No other buildings were damaged and no injuries were reported in the incident.
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