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01/29/13 — Three blazes hit Goldsboro

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Three blazes hit Goldsboro

By John Joyce
Published in News on January 29, 2013 1:46 PM

News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Goldsboro firefighters help extinguish a fire at Applewhite’s Screen Printing at 123 W. Walnut St. The fire started soon after 6 p.m. Store owner Handy Applewhite and an employee were working inside the store at the time but escaped unharmed. The fire was blamed on a light fixture that exploded and sparked a blaze in the ceiling.

News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Firefighters check for hot spots at a fire at Rick’s Used Tires at 108 N. George St., near the site of the Walnut Street fire. The call for the second fire came shortly after the Walnut Street call. Authorities said its cause was unknown but suspicious.

News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Firefighters check for hot spots at a fire at Rick’s Used Tires at 108 N. George St., near the site of the Walnut Street fire. The call for the second fire came shortly after the Walnut Street call. Authorities said its cause was unknown but suspicious.

The alarm calls came one after another, three structure fires in less than an hour. First, a T-shirt shop and then a tire store -- the third, on Frank Street, was an abandoned residence thought to have a squatter...

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