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Fourth Vanceboro fire in a month ruled suspicious

By Elizabeth Bynum
Published On: Nov 19 2012 10:36:31 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 19 2012 10:48:02 AM CST
VANCEBORO -

Emergency management confirms a house fire at an unoccupied home is under investigation.

The incident happened on James Street in Vanceboro overnight; emergency officials say they received a call around 2:45 a.m.  An unoccupied mobile home was on fire.  Crews believe the fire started on the front porch area near the door.

This is the fourth fire in a month, according to Stanley Kite.  Right now, they are treating each incident as separate events.  

This past weekend, crews responded to a fire at the old train depot.  That has also been ruled suspicious as it was unoccupied at the time.