No cause determined for Salem fire

Four people were inside the building at the time, and all were able to escape unharmed.
Four people were inside the building at the time, and all were able to escape unharmed.(MGN)
Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 8:44 AM EDT
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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - The Salem Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an early morning house fire.

Salem Fire & EMS says the incident happened at 423 9th Street Sunday morning just after 3:30.

Four people were inside the home at the time, and all escaped without injury.

Fire officials say units arrived within six minutes of receiving the call and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the structure.

An attached porch and several vehicles were on fire on the exterior of the property and firefighters quickly discovered the flames had extended inside the building, according to fire crews. Crews stretched a fire hose into the structure and found heavy fire in the attic area.

The fire was under control in about 30 minutes, but the building sustained heavy fire and smoke damage, and several vehicles were damaged.

The Salem Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire to determine the cause.

Currently, there is no damage estimate.