Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County Emergency Services were dispatched at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 to a reported structure fire in the 800 block of S. Church Street. Upon arrival, there were flames and smoke showing from the residence. Emergency personnel quickly extinguished the fire.
At the time of the fire, there were 4 people inside the home. Two children were found dead by firefighters. An adult was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center with serious burns and later airlifted to Baptist Medical Center. The fourth person, an adult, was uninjured. One firefighter had to be treated on scene and then taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, out of an abundance of caution.
The Miller Ferry Fire Department, Spencer Fire Department, East Spencer Fire Department, Granite Quarry Fire Department and the Salisbury Police Department assisted.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The Salisbury Fire Marshal’s office and Salisbury Police are investigating. There are no other details to release at this time.