Old McClung Lumber Company building destroyed in fire

Fire in Salem.
Fire in Salem.(Salem Fire-EMS)
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 5:28 AM EST
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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - The former McClung Lumber Company building was destroyed in a fire Monday morning, according to a spokesperson for the City of Salem.

Crews say the call came in at around 2:30 am. about a commercial fire on 7th street in Salem and saw heavy flames as they approached the scene. The incident commander reached out to Roanoke Fire-EMS for assistance shortly after arrival.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire in the adjacent building quickly and limit any damage to the building and its contents. It took approximately one hour to bring the entire fire under control, and crews remained on the scene for several hours to perform an overhaul of the site.

The adjacent building sustained minor damage.

Crews say both buildings were empty at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.