Two children dead in Salisbury house fire, adult taken to burn center

In addition to the two deaths and injured adult, a firefighter was also treated at the scene.
Two children have died and one other person was taken to a burn center following a house fire in Salisbury, according to officials.
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 7:38 AM EST
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SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Two children have died and one other person was taken to a burn center following a house fire in Salisbury, according to officials.

Firefighters with the Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County Emergency Services got the call just after 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning at a large house in the 800 block of S. Church St. near the intersection with Chestnut St. Fire officials say 4 people were inside the home at the time.

While the fire was put out quickly, authorities say firefighters found two children dead inside the house. They add an adult was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center with serious burns and later airlifted to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

“I looked out and all I seen is big flames,” remembered Dan Sabon, a neighbor just across the street.

“Oh, it’s unthinkable,” said another neighbor, Mazee Audley.

“I pray for him and his family. It’s rocked us all.”

One firefighter had to be treated on scene and then taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, out of an abundance of caution, officials said.

The Miller Ferry Fire Department, Spencer Fire Department, East Spencer Fire Department, Granite Quarry Fire Department and the Salisbury Police Department assisted.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The Salisbury Fire Marshal’s office and Salisbury Police are investigating.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with the costs of the funeral and burial. To donate, click here.