UPDATE: Roanoke Police Make Two Arrests Connected to Arsons

UPDATE: 4:47 p.m.

Roanoke, VA - Roanoke police have made two arrests in a string of arsons across the city.

Steven Kershner, 33 and Nathaniel Lutz, 21 both face several charges.

Police say firefighters put out four intentionally set blazes recently.

The fires happened from November 29th to December 11.

Police say it was in the Melrose/Peters Creek Road area.

Three incidents were cars burning, the other was a building.


UPDATE: 4:17 p.m.

Roanoke, VA - UPDATE: According to Roanoke Fire-EMS spokesperson Tiffany Bradbury, the fire that occurred on November 29 in the 2200 block of Peters Creek Road has had an arrest associated with it.

For more information contact Roanoke Police at (540) 853-2212.


Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Fire-EMS along with the Roanoke City Police are seeking information on who may be involved in a string of arsons.

Tiffany Bradbury, the spokesperson for Roanoke Fire-EMS says their crews have responded to four separate arsons since November 29.

The fires were allegedly set in the Melrose and Peters Creek Road area.

Fire officials say the first fire was set to a structure on November 29 on the 2200 Block of Peters Creek Road at 8:22 a.m. On December 10, a car was set on fire on Melrose/Peters Creek Road at 1:43 a.m.

A day later on December 11, fire officials say another vehicle was set on fire on the 1300 block of Comer Street, NW at 10:25 p.m. The fourth fire was set to another vehicle on the same day (December 11) at the 4200 block of Virginia Avenue, NW at 8:09 p.m., according to Bradbury.

Investigators believe all of the four fires were started intentionally.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Roanoke Fire Marshal's Office at 540-853-2795, or the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 853-2212.

People in the area are also urged to report any suspicious activity to police.