A 51-year-old Rowan County man is dead following a fire early this morning, May 1, on Rimer Road, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Donald Ray Basinger was found inside the burning home at 665 Rimer Road in southeastern Rowan County. The sheriff’s office said foul play is not suspected.
Deputies were called to the scene to assist firefighters who battled the blaze. Detectives responded to the scene and assisted the Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office in processing the scene.
Basinger’s next of kin was notified before his name was released.
The investigation is continuing.
Firefighters from Bostian Heights, South Salisbury, Rockwell, Locke, Faith and Granite Quarry battled the fire.