Fire officials: East Franklin Street house fire was arson

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 7, 2017

SALISBURY — Fire officials said an early-morning house fire was intentionally set.

The fire happened just after 6 a.m. at 816 E. Franklin St.

Salisbury Fire Department officials said the homeowners were not home at the time of the fire, but because vehicles were parked in front of the house, it was initially unclear if someone was inside.

A neighbor confirmed that the family was not home.

The fire was under control just before 7 a.m. No injuries were reported.

— Shavonne Walker