Hot tobacco sparks barn fire

JONES COUNTY - A tobacco barn caught fire Saturday afternoon, after some of the tobacco inside ignited.

It happened about 2 p.m. in Jones County, off Old Kinston-Trenton Road, near the Highway 58 intersection.

The fire chief on scene said that tobacco inside the barn was being dried with a heater, and the heat led to the tobacco catching fire.

The barn was heavily damaged, but not destroyed.

No one was hurt.

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