Mooresville Fire-Rescue and the Mooresville Police Department asking for public’s help in investigation
Special to Iredell Free News
Three fires in the Mill Village community of Mooresville that occurred in a span of 12 days have been ruled arson.
The fires,are being investigated by Mooresville Police Department detectives and fire marshals with Mooresville Fire-Rescue. As a result of the fires, three outbuildings/storage sheds were destroyed along with the contents inside.
One of the fires, on April 9, also caused significant damage to three homes, which 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,” explained 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.”
Public 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 at 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.