Investigators: South Main Street apartment fire was arson

Published 7:04 pm Monday, September 16, 2019

SALISBURY — Investigators say an early Sunday morning fire at a South Main Street apartment was intentionally set.

Salisbury Police Department officials said a person of interest has been identified but no arrest has been made.

Salisbury firefighters responded just after 3:16 a.m. to a fire in the two-story building. In less than an hour, firefighters had the blaze under control.

Fire Marshal Terry Smith said the fire originated in the kitchen near the stove. He said no one was home at the time of the fire.

The fire was in the middle apartment of a two-story, multifamily residential apartment building.

Officials said the fire displaced tenants. No one was injured.

The American Red Cross assisted those who were displaced.