On Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, at approximately 12:34 a.m., Goldsboro Fire Department units were dispatched to a structure fire at 312 W. Holly Street. Engines 1, 2, 3, Tower-1, and Battalion-1 were dispatched along with Wayne County EMS on the initial call. Engines 4 and 5 were called to the scene as the incident progressed.
Fire units arrived at 12:38 a.m. to discover smoke and fire. Due to the age and condition of the building, personnel conducted a defensive attack, only forcing entry to gain access to the fire. The fire required six apparatus and 20 personnel to place it under control at 1:33 a.m. During this time, Arrington, Belfast, and Mar-Mac volunteer fire departments placed personnel on standby for other emergencies in the city.
The building was valued at $68,460 and sustained $50,000 in damages, while the contents were valued at $50,000 and sustained $30,000 in damages. After an investigation, the cause of the fire was ruled undetermined, with no evidence of foul play.