Faith fire displaces mother, child

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 27, 2011

By Shelley Smith
FAITH — A single mother and her 6-year-old son have been forced to seek shelter with family members after their home burned Thursday.
A neighbor called Megan Miller shortly before 1 p.m. to tell her that heavy smoke was coming from beneath her mobile home at 125 Castle Drive. The neighbor had already called 911.
“I went blank,” said Miller, who has rented the mobile home from her father for over a year. “I asked them if they were joking with me. Everything was fine when we left.”
The fire destroyed the home where Miller lived with her son Cameron.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Rowan County Fire Investigator Aaron Youngblood said it most likely started under the house.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating and sent samples of debris from underneath the home and from the porch to a lab to rule out any use of accelerants.
A friend of Miller’s had a car packed with belongings and was ready to move in this week, but those plans have now changed.
“I am a single mom and I had planned on going back to school,” Miller said. “I wanted to get a roommate to help work out the bills.”
Miller and her son will stay with her mother for the time being.
Bostian Heights, Faith, South Salisbury, Locke and Granite Quarry fire departments responded, along with the Rowan Rescue Squad.
If you can help
If you’d like give donations to Megan Miller and her 6-year-old son, Cameron, drop them off at her mother’s house, 4215 Ridge St., Salisbury, off Peach Orchard Road. Household items, clothing and toiletries are needed.
Miller wears a size 5 in pants and a small or medium shirt. Cameron wears a 6 long pant and a small/size 6 shirt.