Two Suspicious Fires Hit Rocky Mount Buildings Owned By Same Company

Police in one city in Eastern Carolina are searching for a possible arsonist that may be targeting a business.

Fire early Tuesday morning heavily damaged the E.C. Powell Construction building. The building houses Nashcombe Realty on North Raleigh Street in Rocky Mount.

30 people work for E.C. Powell Construction, Nashcombe Realty has 3 people working out of that office.

A person driving by spotted the flames around 2:00 a.m. The fire also cause smoke damage to a building next door.

E.C. Powell owns the storage building where the fire on Church Street happened as well as Nashcombe Realty. On Saturday a warehouse on South Church Street was also heavily damaged. That fire is also being called suspicious and firefighters believe the two may be connected.

No one was hurt in either fire.


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