Two people were transported to the hospital after their home caught fire this morning (Thursday) in Selma. The fire also destroyed a car. The blaze was reported around 9:15am on Myrtle Road off Anderson Street.
Selma Fire Chief Phillip McDaniel said there were no fire hydrants near the home and a Tanker Task Force had to be dispatched to shuttle water to firefighters battling the fire. Two occupants in the home were hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire has not been determined but it appears to be accidental, Chief McDaniel said.
The Selma Fire Department was assisted by the Pine Level, Micro, Thanksgiving, Cleveland, Kenly, Four Oaks, and Brogden Fire Departments. Johnston County EMS responded with several units. Selma Police assisted with traffic control and temporarily closed a section of Anderson Street so fire tankers could quickly access a hydrant and transport water back to the scene.