Investigators say mobile home fire in Catawba County was intentionally set

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators in Catawba County believe a home north of Conover was intentionally set on fire.

It happened Wednesday along Houston Mill Road. Five different departments fought the fire.

Because there were no hydrants nearby, firefighters had to use tanker trucks to get water to the fire.

The flames destroyed a mobile home and a large outbuilding on the property.

Sheriff’s deputies and the fire marshal’s office plan to return to the home Thursday afternoon to fly a drone over the damage.

Investigators said another fire destroyed a home two years ago on that same property.

Anyone with information on this week’s case is asked to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

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