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Johnston Authorities Seek Serial Arsonist

Posted March 28, 2007 12:04 p.m. EDT
Updated March 28, 2007 12:21 p.m. EDT

— Authorities are working to catch someone believed to be responsible for setting as many as eight grass and woods fires in the past week in Johnston County.

All the fires were set within a few miles of each other in the Blackmon’s Crossroads area, authorities said. Beginning last Thursday, a fire has been set every day except Sunday, authorities said.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Forestry Service are cooperating in the investigation.