Cotton Bale Fire Was Arson

A fire that burned a large cotton bale over-the-weekend was arson.  Around 2:30pm Saturday, the Meadow Fire Department responded to the suspicious fire in a field off Melba Lane.  The fire was extinguished.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office responded and determined the fire had been intentionally set by a juvenile.  The incident remains under investigation.

Damage was estimated at $2,500. The cotton was owned by Wesley Barefoot of Dunn.