Outbuilding destroyed by fire in China Grove

Published 8:37 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CHINA GROVE — A wood shop was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning following at a Harmony Lane property in China Grove. No one was injured.

A neighbor reported smelling smoke, and a call was made to 911 about 8:30 a.m. to report a structure fire at 245 Harmony Lane.

When firefighters arrived, an outbuilding was on fire.

Firefighters brought the fire under control pretty quickly, said Rowan County Fire Division Chief Deborah Horne.

The fire was contained to the shop. The siding on a nearby house had some damage because of the heat of the flames.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Horne said.

Fire and rescue agencies that responded include Atwell, Enochville, China Grove, Landis, Locke, Bostian Heights, and Kannapolis fire departments, Rowan County Rescue Squad and the Rowan Fire Marshal’s Office.

Firefighters also responded just before 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to a fire at Grant Street Apartment complex, 318 Grant St. Someone fell asleep while cooking, according to authorities.

The fire was contained to one apartment.