PINE LEVEL – One day after a Pine Level home was destroyed by flames, the property was burglarized. Around 3:45am Wednesday, a fire gutted a home at 47 Peedin Street Extension.
It took crews from the Pine Level, Selma, Smithfield, Brogden and Micro Fire Departments two hours to bring the blaze under control. No one was at home at the time.
Johnston County Fire Marshal Adam Stanley said the fire started in the living room but the cause has not been determined. The fire displaced one adult and two children.
The following day, a break-in was reported at the same address. Between 1:00pm and 4:22pm Thursday, someone broke into a storage building on the property and stole $1,719 in items including DVDs, chairs, tables, and an outdoor furniture set.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the break-in. The Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate the house fire.
The home was a total loss. No injuries were reported.