Neighbor Alerts Family To House Fire

Photo by John Payne

A neighbor is being credited with helping four people escape from their burning home. Around 6:30am Sunday, a neighbor heard the sound of breaking glass coming from the house next door. Unable to quickly get anyone to the front door, the neighbor broke down the door and began yelling for the family to escape. The parents, daughter and granddaughter all made it out from the burning home.

Fire crews were alerted to the blaze on Cattle Farm Drive in the Waverly Point Subdivision off Page Road. The Cleveland, 50-210 and West Johnston Fire Departments worked for over an hour to bring the fire under control.

Photo by John Payne

Johnston County Fire Marshal Adam Stanley said the fire started in a first floor, front left bedroom but the cause could not be determined.

The Red Cross and Johnston County EMS Rehab Unit responded. No injuries were reported thanks to the quick actions of the neighbor.


    • Exactly! I’d like to think that most people would be so helpful in that situation. I know my neighbors would be, and that’s good to know.

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