JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Residents in Benson are on high alert after a number of fires have been set along the same neighborhood in the past month.

  • Five fires have been set on E. King Circle. in Benson over the past month.
  • One home was completely destroyed. 
  • No injuries have been reported.

Five fires have all occurred on E. King Circle in southwest Benson in the last month alone. 

While most of the fires have not been serious, set to vehicles and lawn furniture and only causing minor damage, Monday a home burned, causing a complete loss. 

 Now Benson police say that they're investigating, and while they're not prepared to say it's the work of an arsonist, they're not ruling out the possibility. 

No suspects have been announced as of this posting.

No injuries were reported in any of the fires.

If you have any information on the suspicious fires, please call the Benson Police Department at 919-894-2091.




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