CORINTH HOLDERS – Fire investigators have determined the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed a two-story home on Red Wood Road in the Remington Hills subdivision off Highway 96 North near the Wake County line. The blaze was reported around 4:00pm Sunday, July 18.
Johnston and Wake County firefighters battled the blaze for an hour and 25 minutes before it was contained.
Johnston County Fire Marshal Adam Stanley said the fire started on the rear deck and was caused by an outdoor smoker placed too close to the house. The owners were using the smoker to cook with and it was placed on the deck adjacent to the vinyl siding exterior, one of the reasons the fire spread so rapidly.
“We would like to encourage everyone, that when cooking outdoors, to move all cooking appliances at least 10 feet from any building,” Fire Marshal Stanley said.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. The 7 year-old home was a complete loss.