Deal Road house fire treated as possible arson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MOORESVILLE — The Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office have asked Rowan deputies to look into a Christmas day house fire as a possible arson case.
According to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report, Fire Investigator Deborah Horne asked for help with a fire at 215 Deal Road after a neighbor said he saw an unfamiliar vehicle parked in the driveway just before the fire began.
The report said the fire started about 2 p.m.
A neighbor told investigators that a gray vehicle with no taillights was seen at the home shortly before smoke was seen coming from the home.
Investigators estimate the fire caused about $1,000 in damage.
Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident.