• 64°

Fire burns East Spencer duplex, leaving two residents homeless

By Sarah Campbell
scampbell@salisburypost.com
EAST SPENCER — Two East Spencer residents were left homeless Saturday after an early morning fire destroyed their home at 318 E. Geroid St.
East Spencer Fire Chief Shane Cranfield said when firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after midnight Saturday, two of the three apartments in the duplex were in flames.
“We saved one of them,” he said. “The other two are completely destroyed.”
Cranfield said it took firefighters about three and a half hours to get the blaze under control.
“We determined that the fire started between the wall structures near the baseboard heater,” Deborah Horne, investigator with the Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office, said.
No one was injured.
Horne said one apartment was vacant and the other was being occupied by Tim Marrow and Liane Blanchard, who were at church at Love Christian Center when the blaze broke out.
The Hanford-Dole Chapter of the American Red Cross assisted the family, providing a hotel room for several days along with food and clothing allowances.
“They are looking for a place to live. They don’t have any idea where they’re going to be at this time,” said Deborah Lineberger, emergency services specialist for the Red Cross.
Donations to the family can be made through the Red Cross by calling 704-633-3854 or at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St, P.O. Box 548, East Spencer, NC 28039.
Spencer, Miller Ferry and Union fire departments assisted at the scene of the fire.
Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.
 

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

Business

Rowan County hires Howden as new finance director

Local

Exhibit about Jim Crow-era travel on display at NC Transportation Museum

Elections

GOP elections board members resign over absentee settlement

Crime

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

Crime

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road

Local

Locals to be inducted into NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Business

Fall fun, with a twist: Patterson Farm adjusts to guidelines, offers new version of traditional events

Nation/World

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in ‘Brian’s Song’

Education

Partners in learning passes last year’s special needs fashion show fundraiser with all-virtual event

Education

Shoutouts

Elections

Former history teacher to use ‘working knowledge of the issues’ in state House race

Business

Chamber adds more than 50 new businesses during Total Resource Campaign

Education

School board candidates for Salisbury seat split on consolidation

Education

Virtually no internet: Rural NC families struggle with online access for school-age children

Education

Horizons Unlimited taking learning to students this semester

Nation/World

NTSB: Pilot’s actions likely caused Earnhardt Jr. plane crash

Nation/World

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 positives reported at Piedmont Correctional

Crime

Blotter: Police respond to shots fired call outside of Salisbury home

Coronavirus

Rowan tied for fifth among counties for most COVID-19 deaths

Health

‘Nudge from God’: 10 years after diagnosis, Rockwell man to receive kidney from live donor

Crime

Salisbury police warn residents after increased trailer thefts

Education

Elon heightens alert as 32 test positive; Wake Forest in good shape to continue instruction as is