Firefighter taken to hospital after large fire damages home in Johnston County

Johnston County News

CLEVELAND, N.C. (WNCN) — It took crews from multiple fire stations more than an hour to get a large house fire under control in Johnston County Sunday afternoon.

The blaze was reported at 1:07 p.m. at a two-story home along Zachary Way, which is in a neighborhood southeast of the intersection of N.C. 42 and Cleveland Road, according to Johnston County officials.

The fire was under control at 2:26 p.m., officials said.

One firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital after falling. He’s expected to be released from the hospital soon and fully recover.

Smoke from the fire, which is in the Cleveland area of Johnston County, could be seen from a significant distance.

There are no fire hydrants in the neighborhood, so tankers from 10 different fire departments were called to the scene.

No one was at home when the fire began. The fire does not appear suspicious, but an investigation is underway, officials said.

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