Selma fire crews on the scene of Monday’s arson fire at 1100 West Waddell Street. Is there a firebug on the loose in Selma? Officials are not ruling out that possibility after 5 suspicious fires have been reported since December.
Is there a firebug on the loose in Selma? Officials are not ruling out that possibility after 5 suspicious fires have been reported since December.
All the fires have occurred at abandoned houses within the town limits.
Fires were reported December 13 at 902 South Raiford Street, December 28 at 711 Peedin Avenue, January 13 at 312 N Brevard Street, March 31 at 602 North Sumner Street, and April 13 at 1100 West Waddell Street.
Selma Police Chief R.A. Cooper said a detective has been assigned to the case. The Selma Fire Department and Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office are also assisting with the investigation.
Officials have confirmed there are similarities between all five of the fires.
So far no injuries have been reported, but officials are very concerned about the possibility of one or more individuals intentionally started the blazes.
Anyone who has information about the fires or sees suspicious activity around any abandoned home in Selma is encouraged to contact the Selma Police Department at 919-965-8189.