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By Erin Smith

A series of suspicious fires that ocurred in February and March remain under investigation near Dublin, according to the Bladen County Fire Marshal’s Office.

“We’ve got some persons of interest,” said Bladen County Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark. “We’re still looking, watching and waiting.”

The series of fires all ocurred within a mile radius of each other, said Clark. The first suspicious fire occurred when an unoccupied home on NC 410 burned near West Bladen High School on Tuesday, February 5th, and a second suspicious fire claimed a mobile home on Friday morning, February 8th. Both homes were empty and had no insurance at the time of the fires.

A third suspicious fire occurred early on Thursday, March 14th. This fire claimed yet another vacant building. 

Clark said the suspicious fires have occurred on a section of roadway along NC 41 West near Bladen Community College. He added investigators are working diligently to gather as much evidence as possible and they do have persons of interest.

If anyone has noticed anything suspicious or noticed any unusual activity along NC 41 West in the Dublin area to contact the Bladen County Fire Marshal’s Office at 910-862-6755 or the Dublin Fire Department at 910-862-4301.

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