Police look for someone who started fire in nursing home

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) - Police in Kannapolis have determined that a fire that burned out a room at a nursing home was set, and they are looking for the person responsible.

According to Rowan County EMS Director Frank Thomason, the fire was set in a room of the Kannon Creek Assisted Living Center, 1808 N. Cannon Boulevard in the Rowan County part of Kannnapolis.

The fire was discovered Thursday afternoon.  The center was evacuated and 6-70 residents waited outside while firefighters responded.

No one was hurt, and officials say the residents were allowed back into the non damaged portion of the building.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to contact Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.