Salem house fire displaces two

A fire on Sparrow Lane in Salem displaced two people.
A fire on Sparrow Lane in Salem displaced two people.(Salem Fire & EMS)
Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT
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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - Two people are displaced following a house fire in Salem Monday.

Salem Fire and EMS responded to Sparrow Lane just before 6 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the home.

The fire was found to be in the basement and was brought under control within 20 minutes, according to Salem Fire and EMS.

Although the fire was contained to the basement, the building did sustain significant fire and smoke damage. The Salem Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the fire accidental and estimated damages at $45,000.

Two people were in the home at the time, and one was treated at the scene for a minor injury. They have been displaced and are being assisted by family.

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