On Nov. 6, at 5:28 p.m., City of Rocky Mount, N.C. fire units were dispatched to 607 Shearin St. for a structure fire.
Crews found heavy smoke coming from the single- story residence. The occupants were not at home.
Further investigation revealed flames climbing the exterior wall in the rear of the house. The fire had burned through the rear door, appeared to have extended into the interior doorway and attic area.
Fire crews forced entry, and were able to contain the fire to the rear entry area.
Firefighters were also able to prevent fire extension into the attic. They brought the fire under control within 10 minutes.
The exterior wall and rear door of the house suffered significant fire damage.
No injuries occurred during the blaze.
Fire investigators from the RMFD Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The cause of the fire appears to be suspicious.