Rowan investigators looking into Rockwell house fire

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 1, 2020

By Shavonne Potts

ROCKWELL — Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a fire that was intentionally set at a home under renovation.

The owner, Sydney “Butch” Lewis, told investigators all of the doors were locked and he kept the breaker turned off at the home, which is located at 5515 East N.C. 152. The fire occurred Friday sometime between 4:51 a.m. and 10 a.m. in an attached garage, said Capt. John Sifford.

Rowan County Fire Division Chief Deborah Horne said fire investigators collected evidence at the scene and turned it over to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. Sifford said the investigation is ongoing.

He estimated the damage at $140,000.