• 70°

Fire guts home near Faith

SALISBURY — Officials say a fire that gutted a Lippard Road home Friday morning started in the garage near a clothes dryer.
The cause is still under investigation, but the laundry appliance may have been to blame, said Deborah Horne with the Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office.
“You never want to leave the clothes dryer running and leave the house,” said Horne, a fire investigator. “That’s actually in the top two causes of fires in residential homes. The first one is kitchens, and the second one is dryers.”
One firefighter was taken to the hospital after injuring his knee while battling the blaze, but there were no other injuries.
No one was home when the fire started Friday.
Investigators said Carl Wilson, who owns the house on Lippard Road outside Faith, had gone for a quick visit with his mother.
He returned to the sight of fire trucks in front of his house and a plume of smoke rising from it.
His adult son, Caleb, lives with him but had already gone to work.
The fire was called in shortly after 10 a.m., and the first responders on the scene found flames coming from the one-story brick home.
When the fire reached the attic, Horne said, it spread quickly to the roof and through the rest of the house.
Firefighters were still working to extinguish the fire at 11:30 a.m. Friday, and by that time the house was destroyed. But Horne said they were able to retrieve a number of items for the homeowner.
“The firefighters have done a tremendous job,” she said. “They were here within five minutes of the call.”
Responding to the scene were the Bostian Heights, Faith, Granite Quarry, Landis, Locke, Rockwell City, Rockwell Rural and Salisbury fire departments, Rowan County EMS, Rowan County Rescue Squad and the Rowan County Fire Marshal.
Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.
Twitter: twitter.com/posteducation
Facebook: facebook.com/Karissa.SalisburyPost

Comments

Comments closed.

BREAKING NEWS

Governor announces phase three of reopening starts Friday

Crime

Blotter: Concord man faces weapons, marijuana charges after traffic stop

Elections

Political sign stealing on the rise in Rowan as campaign season heats up

News

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

Elections

Debate takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

News

Appalachian State student dies following COVID complications

Local

Planning board OKs rezoning for 5-acre property on Mooresville Road

Business

Kannapolis seeking redevelopment proposals for site of old baseball stadium

Elections

Tell us your opinion about the first presidential debate

Education

Kannapolis elementary students will return to full, in-person classes Nov. 2

Coronavirus

10 deaths now reported at Liberty Commons nursing home

Education

Rowan-Salisbury School Board will provide money to help athletics restart

Crime

Blotter: Charlotte teen cited with marijuana possession during traffic stop

Local

Rowan-Salisbury Schools receives $26.3 million grant to accelerate renewal

Local

Child injured after running behind father’s truck

Crime

Police identify man who took them on high-speed chase, crashed into lumber truck

China Grove

Reaper’s Realm owners promise beefed-up security after weekend shooting

Business

Contractor expands local footprint, takes on county’s coronavirus projects

News

Home Improvement: Holiday gifts to spark home improvement ideas

Elections

Political Notebook: Local parties will host watch parties for presidential debate

Crime

China Grove man cited for driving through school field

BREAKING NEWS

October closure hearings set for Faith, Enochville elementary schools

Crime

Police say man gave false name after high speed chase, crashing into lumber truck

Coronavirus

Nearly 400 cases considered currently active in the county