Fire damages home in Faith

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 7, 2011

By Shavonne Potts
FAITH — Mike and Gail Young were watching television Friday night with their adult son, Jeremy, and his two children when they heard a boom. They assumed it was a car until they discovered their carport was on fire.
Everyone headed outside . That included Jeremy’s children, Charlie, 6, and 17-month-old Cameron, along with two dogs. The home at 327 Burl Castor Road became fully engulfed in flames very quickly, Mike Young said.
Firefighters were called to the scene at about 8:40 p.m. A cause has yet to be determined.
“Nobody’s hurt and everybody got out,” he said.
He’s thankful, but he wishes more of his house could’ve been saved.
The family has lived at the home since the early 1990s, he said.
“We thought a car had wrecked outside,” Gail Young said.
The children were playing when Jeremy looked outside and then told his father to call 911 because the carport was on fire.
Neighbors and friends came to comfort the family as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.
“Everybody has offered to help and we appreciate it,” Mike said.
Bostian Heights, Faith, South Salisbury and Locke fire departments responded, as well as Rowan County Rescue Squad.
Lee Roberts lives just down the road and said he heard sirens, but knew it was serious when he heard several other sirens pass his house.
“I didn’t think anything of it until I heard the others,” he said.
His wife, Ashley, told him she heard two boom sounds. He knew the Youngs were probably home and came to see if they were all right.
Brandy Hunt did the same. She actually thought the fire had occurred at a friend’s house.
Her boyfriend is a firefighter with Locke and got a page about the fire. She lives not far from Burl Castor Road and walked to the scene to see if everyone was OK. Her friend lives a few houses away from the Young family.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.