Historic home goes up in flames

Fire consumed a historic home in Johnston County early Thursday morning.

August 18, 2011 6:25:33 AM PDT
Fire consumed a historic home in Johnston County early Thursday morning.Flames were seen shooting from the 6,000 square foot home on South Third Street in Smithfield around 3 a.m.

Several people living inside the home, including an 85-year-old woman, were able to make it out safely.

It is unclear what sparked the blaze. Authorities are investigating.

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