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Police investigating overnight arson at Salisbury duplex

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police are looking into who may have set fire to the porch of a South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue duplex. Passersby spotted the fire and extinguished it, police said.

Police said someone poured gasoline onto the porch Wednesday around 8 p.m. and set it on fire.

Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said the resident was alerted to the fire by passersby who knocked on his door. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police at 704-368-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245 or online via http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/

— Shavonne Walker

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