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Property Line Dispute, Eviction Led Moorefield Man To Set Fire

June 19th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports a Moorefield man angry over a property line dispute and his eviction from a small outbuilding in which he resided has been charged with first-degree arson in connection with a June 6 fire that destroyed one home and damaged five other structures. Steven Michael Rosier was charged Thursday following a joint investigation by the state fire marshal's office, Moorefield Police Department, State Farm Special Investigative Unit and PYR-TECH Fire Experts. Police Chief Steven Reckart said the overnight fire destroyed a residence located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Chipley Lane. Heat damage occurred to the other structures, including the Moorefield Assembly of God Church and the town mayor's home. The property that was destroyed was reportedly known as the "Thomas house." The occupants of one of the damaged structures were also reportedly displaced. Rosier remained jailed Monday in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in Augusta in lieu of $50,000 bond. Authorities declined to release additional details, citing a continuing investigation. 

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