Fire Destroys Barn, Cars

Fire-Stricklands-Rd-2Four Johnston County fire departments responded to a large fire Tuesday afternoon containing the blaze before it reached a residence.

Just before 1:00 pm, a large barn caught fire in the 1000 block of Strickland’s Crossroads Road, outside of Four Oaks.  Initial reports indicate a person was burning yard debris when the flames spread to a barn and then two vehicles.

Fire crews prevented the fire from reaching the victims home but the barn and cars were a total loss.
One person was transported to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. A second person was treated at the scene by paramedics but was not transported. 

The Bentonville, Blackmon’s Crossroads, Four Oaks and Strickland’s Crossroads Fire Departments responded to the scene along with Johnston County EMS and Four Oaks EMS. Photos by