House on Needmore Road catches fire

Published 11:44 am Monday, November 7, 2016

By Amanda Raymond

NEEDMORE — A house at the 4500 block of Needmore Road caught on fire on Monday morning.

Chief David Johnson, of the Scotch Irish Fire Department, said emergency personnel were dispatched at 9:06 a.m. When they arrived, there was heavy fire on the roof area of the house.

Johnson said the house appeared to be unoccupied.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

The Scotch Irish, Woodleaf, Rowan-Iredell, County Line, Cool Springs, Harmony and Cleveland fire departments responded to the fire, as well as Rowan County Rescue Squad.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.