Chief Donald Robinson of the Catawba Volunteer Fire Department said Saturday's scheduled burning was called off because of the threat of rain.
Firefighters had said previously that rain would not prevent the burning from taking place.
said the house was in such bad shape firefighters couldn't conduct any of the practice drills inside.
He also said the new owner doesn't want to keep the house, adding that the house will either be burned down or torn down.
Catawba Fire Chief Donald Robinson said the new owners no longer want the home that is worth just over $300,000.
told WSOC in Charlotte that burning the home will take it off the tax books while providing training for firefighters in the county.
"Everything we can do to better our training and skills, that's what we are going to be doing with this house," Robinson