Rocky Mount police say two young men, one carrying a gas can, were seen setting a business hit on fire early Thursday morning.
Cherry's Used Tires on South Washington Street received substantial damage in the 3:30 a.m. fire. Police are calling the fire suspicious.
A witness says after the two young men set the building on fire they left on bicycles toward the George Street bridge.
The fire chief says 75% of the building and its contents were damaged by the fire.
Police say if you have any information on this fire contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.