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House Fire

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Oct. 19 at 12:53 a.m. the Smith family's house on Highway 9 near Preacher Roe Park was destroyed by fire. According to Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett, the Salem Fire Department responded within six minutes of the call but the house was totally engulfed by flames when they arrived on the scene. He said apparently, the fire started in the back of the house but the exact cause is not known. No one was home at the time of the fire. Cars parked near the house had fiberglass melted and windows broken because of the intense heat of the fire. Salem had seven members and three trucks respond to the call. Camp and Byron Fire Departments assisted in putting out the flames. The situation was contained at 3:30 a.m. Photo by Emily McIntosh



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