Fire Destroys Johnston County Home

Photo by John Payne

SELMA – A Thursday afternoon fire destroyed a home on America Drive, off NC Highway 96, north of Selma. The residents were able to escape the flames and smoke and safely evacuated their dog and two cats.

Photo by John Payne

At least 10 fire departments from Johnston and Wake counties responded to scene.

Photo by John Payne

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office shut down a portion of Highway 96 to allow a “tanker task force” to shuttle water to the fire scene.

Photo by John Payne

The Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the origin.

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