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Selma home burns to ground with several pets inside

Posted August 13, 2020 12:11 p.m. EDT
Updated August 13, 2020 12:20 p.m. EDT

— A Selma home at 285 Myrtle Road burned to the ground Thursday morning with several pets inside.

The homeowner said that smoke detectors woke up two sleeping relatives and alerted them to a fire inside the home.

They escaped and were later transported to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, the homeowner said.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to salvage what was left of the home. It was burned beyond repair, officials said.

Several pets inside the home – cats, dogs, ferrets and snakes – died in the fire.

Johnston County fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Red Cross is assisting the family of the Selma home.

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