An Alexander County home was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon.
Vashti, Sugar Loaf, and Hiddentite units were dispatched to a mobile home residence located at 83 Wike and Parks Lane around 4:30 pm Thursday. The fire was reported by a volunteer firefighter who noticed the smoke while driving by. Wike and Parks Lane is off Pleasant Hill Church Road in the Vashti Community.
According to Alexander County Deputy Fire Marshall Mark Earle, the dwelling was destroyed. The home was being rented by a couple with an infant child, the family was not home at the time of the fire. Earle said “They lost everything and the Red Cross is lending assistance.” The cause of the blaze is under investigation.