Business Fire Being Treated As Arson

Police have ruled a fire that damaged a Johnston County daycare facility last month was an intentionally set blaze.

The fire was reported just after 1:30am on Saturday, July 29th at the Little Angels Daycare and Learning Center at 507 South Pollock Street in Selma.

Selma fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze. Selma Police confirmed this week the fire was intentionally set.  The Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office, NC SBI and federal ATF agents have now joined the investigation.

Police said there were signs of a break-in at the business. Someone apparently kicked in the rear door to the daycare and stole a small amount of petty cash before setting the office area ablaze.

The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage.

Anyone with information about the break-in and arson at Little Angels Daycare and Learning Center is asked to contact Selma Police at 919-965-8189. Callers can remain anonymous.