A Caldwell County house fire that is considered suspicious is under investigation. According to information released Wednesday, on Sunday (January 12) firefighters from Little River Fire Department, with mutual aid from Hudson, Sawmills, Grace Chapel, and Kings Creek Fire Departments, responded to a structure fire at 5341 Sheriff’s Road in the Little River Community of Caldwell County.
Firefighters arrived at 7:46 a.m. to find a single-family dwelling partially involved in fire, and quickly placed the fire under control by 8:15 a.m. Investigators from the Caldwell County Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the cause of the fire to be suspicious in nature. The home was vacant at the time of the fire, the owner has been identified by authorities, however there were no tenants currently. The property did not have working smoke alarms at the time of the fire and the residence was not monitored by an alarm company.
There was significant damage to portions of the home, and smoke damage throughout. The home was deemed uninhabitable and a complete loss. There was one injury reported, a firefighter was transported to the hospital after injuring his leg while fighting the blaze. The firefighter has since been released and is expected to make a full recovery.
The fire is currently under investigation by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and Caldwell County Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone with any information concerning this fire is asked to call the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-758-2324.