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Arsonist Strikes Mobile Home in Johnston County

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — The Sheriff's Office said an act of arson caused an overnight fire Friday at a mobile home in Johnston County.

Firefighters responding to calls on N.C. Highway 210 found the porch of a mobile home on fire. The actual home was not damaged by the fire, and no injuries were reported.

The scene was cleared by 5 a.m.

Deputies said they arrested a man in connection with the suspected arson. They declined to release his name or any details about the investigation.

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