Fire scorches Fulton St. residence

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 1, 2020

SALISBURY – Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a Fulton Street home on Tuesday after it was reported.

A neighbor called in to report a fire inside the building at 806 N. Fulton St. No one was inside the residence when the fire began.

“Whenever I got here we had smoke coming out of both sides of the back of the structure,” said Salisbury Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim Hurlocker.

Hurlocker said a hose was pulled in through the back door and the flames were put out quickly.

He said the extent of the damage was had not yet been determined.

The call was received at 4:02 p.m. The first unit arrived three minutes later, and the fire was under control at 4:29 p.m.

Responding departments were Salisbury, Spencer, East Spencer and Miller Ferry fire departments, as well as Rowan Rescue Squad.

About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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