Police: Fire damages county building
Part of a Lincoln County public building sustained fire damage Tuesday night after police said someone set a homeless man’s cart on fire near the structure.
The Department of Social Services building received about $20,000 in damage in the fiery incident, according to a police report.
Officers and firefighters with the Lincolnton Fire Department responded to the scene on East Main Street around 11:40 p.m.
The incident remains under investigation.
Police said they do not have a suspect at this time.