Kinston authorities say three fires, all on the same street Monday morning, were arson. The fires happened within two hours of each other and one of the homes was also damaged in a fire five weeks ago.
The first fire was reported at 514 East Gordon Street where they found a two-story home on fire. The home received moderate damage.
Less than 30 minutes later fire crews were called to 816 East Gordon Street where a two-story vacant home was on fire. That home also received moderate damage.
Then around 4:30 a.m. firefighters went to 905 East Gordon Street where another two-story vacant home was on fire.
On January 20th, two vacant homes on Gordon Street also caught fire -- one of those was the home at 816 East Gordon Street. At the time authorities did not say whether they thought those two fires were connected.
Fire crews in Kinston responded to a blaze at a vacant house early Monday morning.
Dispatchers say the Kinston Fire Department responded to the flames at a vacant two-story house near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Gordon street. The call came in around 2:30 a.m. Monday.
Crews spent hours on the scene, but they had the fire under control by 4:15 a.m.
It's not clear if this vacant house is the same one that caught fire recently. Kinston Police reported a fire at a vacant two-story house at the same intersection on January 20. Dispatchers could not confirm whether Monday's fire as at the same house.