A man working to open a car fabrication business was the victim early Thursday of what’s believed to be an intentionally set fire.
Carolina Custom Fabrication, a business at 1030 South Salisbury Ave. that had not yet opened to the public, saw two cars set on fire, others doused with diesel fuel and a brake rotor tossed through the windshield of a Cadillac truck.
A Spencer police officer on a routine patrol spotted the cars on fire at 2:42 a.m. Thursday, said detective Mike File. Two cars were fully engulfed in flames, and File said there was an attempt to contain the blaze with fire extinguishers before Spencer firefighters arrived. The incident occurred within 45 minutes of a fire in downtown Salisbury that investigators declared arson, but File said he could not link the two together.
“Not at this point. We’re looking at all possibilities,” he said.