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Salem Man Sleeps While Home Catches Fire

Residents should check their smoke detectors and replace if needed.

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Just before 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, Marion County Fire District #1 firefighters where called to the intersection of Hollywood and Leafwood Ave NE in Salem for smoke showing from a home. Photo Courtesy: Marion County Fire District #1

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Just before 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, Marion County Fire District #1 firefighters where called to the intersection of Hollywood and Leafwood Ave NE in Salem for smoke showing from a home.

Arriving firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire on the outside of the home that was just starting to work its way into the attic. While firefighters were searching the structure they found one resident sleeping and assisted him outside unharmed.

In all 22 personnel from 3 engines, 1 heavy rescue, 1 utility vehicle, 3 chiefs officers, 2 staff officers and 1 ambulance responded to the scene.

Investigators are continuing to investigate the cause of this fire. Damage is believed to be lass than $5,000.

Marion County Fire District #1 would like to remind all residents to check their smoke detectors and replace if needed.

Source: Marion County Fire District #1

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