Officials investigating several intentionally set fires in Mooresville

Officials investigating several intentionally set fires in Mooresville
(Source: Gray News)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - Officials in Mooresville are investigating several fires that are believed to have been intentionally set.

In the span of 12 days, three fires were set off in the Mill Village community in Mooresville.

The fires, which are determined to be arson, are under investigation by detectives with the Mooresville Police Department and Fire Marshals from Mooresville Fire-Rescue.

Three outbuildings/storage sheds were set on fire and destroyed along with the contents inside.

Fire officials say one of the fires, on April 9, also caused significant damage to three homes that were occupied at the time of the fire.

Investigators are asking the public for any information that might lead to solving these cases.

“Anytime there’s a fire and it leaves a person’s possessions damaged or destroyed, it’s a terrible event,” said Mooresville Fire Marshal Geoff Woolard. “What’s even more concerning with these fires is that one of them could have been a tragedy because the three homes that were damaged had people inside at the time of the fire. The worst part is that someone started these fires on purpose.”

Safety officials ask anyone with information about the fires to call Mooresville-South Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-658-9056. Individuals can also submit an anonymous tip online by visiting https://www.msicrimestoppers.com/. Information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible could result in a cash reward.

The Mooresville Police Department encourages residents to ensure outbuildings/storage sheds are locked when not in use. Residents, especially in the Mill Village community, should inspect their storage buildings for any damage or missing items. Please contact the Police Department to report any thefts that may have occurred.

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