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Federal investigators at Parsons' former home following fire

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Fire investigators have been called to the home of a missing Rowan County teenager, who disappeared nearly two years before being reported missing this summer.

Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were on scene Thursday afternoon investigating.

Sources tell WBTV News their investigation into the fire is not related to the Erica Parsons case.

Erica Parsons was reported missing on July 30, nearly two years after she was last seen.

Before she was missing, Erica lived along the 200-block of Millers Chapel Road with her adoptive parents Sandy and Casey Parsons.

On Wednesday morning, that home caught fire.

Crews on the scene say smoke was coming from the doors and windows of the home. The front door has some damage, appearing to have been blackened by the fire.

When fire crews got on the scene, they set up a large fan to help ventilate the home.

The Rowan County Fire Marshal is at the home as an investigation begins into the fire.

WBTV's David Whisenant says William Parsons, the father of Sandy Parsons, was at the scene of the fire. William Parsons is the homeowner.

Early indications point to a microwave as a possible start to the fire, but investigators are looking at all options.

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