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Clayton house fire was intentional, police say

Posted August 22, 2011

— Clayton police said Monday that a fire at a vacant house early Monday was intentionally set.

The one-story house, at 389 W. Main St. in Clayton, caught fire sometime after 1 a.m. Monday, causing damage on the inside.

Investigators are asking that anyone who might have seen any suspicious vehicles or people in the area between midnight Sunday and 1:45 a.m. Monday to call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at 919-359-8479.


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  • Love my boys Aug 25, 2011

    Clayton has paid firefighters on duty 24/7 at 2 different stations. And yes, Clayton does have an arsonist. Remember the fires from a few months ago where almost completed homes were burned to the ground? That wasn't lightening strikes! Whether it's the same person or not, I don't know.

  • wildcat Aug 23, 2011

    Once caught, they should send this person (s) on to prison. A senseless act!

  • nonemeant Aug 23, 2011

    It is going to take the community. Somebody, somehwere has a relative that is out late at night for nefarious reasons and they need to be turned in for investigations.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Aug 23, 2011

    There isn't a "Clayton arsonist". It's Fire Marshall lingo for "I don't know".

  • fayncmike Aug 23, 2011

    "Here we go again, when are they gonna catch the Clayton arsonist?

    Do they have a volunteer fire department there?

  • jacksonriccardi Aug 22, 2011

    Here we go again, when are they gonna catch the Clayton arsonist?