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Investigation underway following garage fire in Eagle Heights neighborhood

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — An early-morning garage fire at a home in the Eagle Heights neighborhood is believed to have been intentionally set.

Salisbury City Fire Marshal Terry Smith said the fire at 204 Sheridan Drive, not far from Windsor Drive and Sells Road, occurred at 12:58 a.m. Tuesday in a detached garage.

“It is still under investigation. All indications point to it being intentionally set,” Smith said.

Two vehicles were inside the garage. A Chevrolet Impala was burning when fire officials arrived. The other vehicle had heat damage.

Fire officials say the fire started in the Impala. The fire was contained to the garage and did not spread to the home or other nearby structures.

Smith said the garage had significant damage, but the fire was extinguished quickly.

The house was occupied at the time, but no injuries were reported. A neighbor from across the street saw the fire and called 911, Smith said.

The Salisbury Police Department was called in to investigate the fire. The case was turned over to city detectives for further investigation, said police Capt. Melonie Thompson.

The Salisbury, Ellis Cross Country and Granite Quarry fire departments responded.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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