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Boy spots trouble: No one hurt in Pinewood Avenue fire

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An observant 12-year-old Christian Stebe was riding by the house in a car with his mother when he noticed smoke come from the house. Stebe went to a neighbors house to have them call 911.  JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST

An observant 12-year-old Christian Stebe was riding by the house in a car with his mother when he noticed smoke come from the house. Stebe went to a neighbors house to have them call 911. JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST

SALISBURY — A fire broke out at a property at the 500 block of Pinewood Avenue on Tuesday.

The cause of the fire and extent of the damage were unknown on Tuesday evening.

The occupant of the house was not at home during the fire.

Christian Stebe, a seventh-grader, said his mother, Beth Stebe, was driving him home from Sacred Heart Catholic School when he noticed smoke coming from the house. He thought the smoke was coming from the chimney, but then saw there was smoke coming from the basement.

His mother drove back up the street and pulled over. Christian went to a neighboring house that was owned by Kathy Walters and she called 911.

Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell said the fire was probably a one-alarm fire. Firefighters did see flames coming from the property when they arrived.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation on Tuesday evening.

The Salisbury, Granite Quarry, Faith, Spencer and East Spencer fire departments were among the departments to respond to the fire. The Rowan County Rescue Squad also responded.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.

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