Fire officials trying to contact family after North Main blaze

Published 10:44 am Friday, December 30, 2016

The 1000 block of North Main Street was shut down Friday morning as firefighters fought a blaze in an old home in the area.

The call was received at 9:22 a.m., and when firefighters arrived, the front porch and second story were ablaze, Chief David Morris, Salisbury Fire Department training chief, said.

After clearing the flames on the porch, firefighters went on the offensive, working to clear the first and second floors.

“We had a lot of fire,” Morris said.

While neighbors told officials that one adult and three children lived in the home, Morris said there was no car in the driveway and they had, as yet, found no one in the house. Attempts to locate and contact the residents had so far been unsuccessful.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Fire officials said the house was salvageable, but not habitable.

Salisbury, Granite Quarry, Franklin and East Spencer departments responded, as well as Rowan County EMS.