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Fire set at another vacant East Rockingham home for second time

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ROCKINGHAM— Firefighters returned to a vacant home on Mill Road Sunday this weekend for the second time in about a month.

Crews from the East Rockingham Fire Department and Cordova Fire and Rescue responded to a call at 300 Mill Road Sunday afternoon.

ERFD Chief Bill Bayless said the fire reached the ceiling, but crews were able to extinguish it before it got through the roof.

Bayless added that vagrants have been staying at the home.

On May 29, a small fire burned a hole in the floor.

This is at least the second vacant home that crews have responded to twice in the past two months.

The department put out a fire in the basement of a house on School Street May 24, and returned to douse a fire on the back porch June 5.

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There have also been fires at several other vacant homes in the same time frame in East Rockingham.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating these cases.

Anyone with information about any of these fires is encouraged to call Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.

ERFD also responded to an alarm at the G-104 studio late Saturday night, but there was no fire.

 

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