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Probe expected in aftermath of Wilson barn fire

WILSON – State environmental conservation officers are expected to investigate the case of a Wilson man who accused of setting fire to a dilapidated barn on his property Saturday – a violation of open burn laws, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies who responded to 2716 Wilson-Cambria Road at 9:23 a.m. for reports of a barn engulfed in flames said the 38-year-old homeowner told them that he had set fire to the structure to facilitate land clearing.

Wilson and South Wilson fire companies fought the blaze. No immediate charges were lodged.