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Fire destroys Ford Explorer in Albemarle

Albemarle Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Monday evening on West Main Street, according to Albemarle Fire Marshal Michael Roark.

He said at 5:15 p.m., Engine 121 was dispatched to 820 W. Main St. Once at the home, firefighters upgraded the scene to a full response due to the proximity of the fire to the house. So Stations 1 and 3 also responded.

Roark said the fire was put out in about five minutes. The car, a Ford Explorer, was completely damaged. There was also about $3,000 in damage to the side of the house and about $2,500 in damage to a wooden fence that divides the properties.

Roark said the fire was intentionally set by the vehicle’s owner, Kieaun Depew, 21, but was not related to the recent arsons that have occurred in the city over the last few months.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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