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Heavy winds fuel fire, displacing two from their home

News Release from: Salem Fire Dept.
Posted: January 18th, 2012 8:47 AM
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At 0207 hours the Salem Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 2074 47th Ct NE. Due to the location of the structure and the high winds a second alarm was activated. Upon arrival there was heavy fire spreading from the garage and two vehicles into the residence. The fire spread was being fueled by high winds from the south pushing the fire into the residence along with fuel from the vehicles that was leaking all over the ground.
The occupants of the residence Aurthur and Joyce Winters escaped the fire without injury based on the actions of a neighbor who discovered the fire and alerted the occupants.
There were 25 firefighters on scene controlling the fire which is estimated at approximately $100,000 loss. The fire cause is still under investigation at this time.

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