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SUPPLY—Three mobile home fires swept through a Supply neighborhood in less than 48 hours last weekend.
Arson is suspected in all three.
According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the first fire was reported just before 6 p.m. Friday at 2325 N. Bluebeard Trail. Later that evening, around 8:30 p.m., the second fire was reported at 2345 N. Bluebeard Trail.
On Sunday, the third fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. at a home at 2350 N. Bluebeard Trail.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Tony Caison said all three homes were unoccupied during the fires, and no injuries have been reported.
All three fires, which have been deemed suspicious, had multiple points of origin throughout the homes, Caison said.
The county fire marshal’s office and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation are also investigated the fires, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.
Garner said the fire marshal’s office investigates the cause and the origin of the fires, while the sheriff’s office handles the criminal investigation. The SBI assists with both, Garner said.
“But normally they come in and assist in the cause and origin,” Garner said of the SBI’s involvement.
Bluebeard Trail resident Sheila Newton said she is one of the only full-time residents in the neighborhood, saying most of the homes are vacation homes.
“This is terrible,” she said Monday.
Newton said she feared the fires would continue.
“I haven’t slept at all.”
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects, Caison said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Caison or detective Steve Mason at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, 253-2777.