Fire Destroys Abandoned Home

The Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant home near Princeton.

Flames were reported at the former farmhouse on Edgerton Lane off Hickory Crossroads Road in eastern Johnston County around 9:00pm Friday.  A nearby resident said they saw the home engulfed in “a ball of fire.”

Fire departments from Johnston and Wayne counties battled the fire. The home, which had been vacant a number of years, was a total loss.

This is the latest of several vacant homes to have burned across Johnston County in recent months. Photos by John Payne