The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at the Salem Wood Apartment Complex (Apartment H-92) this morning at approximately 9:36 a.m. Three occupants were inside the apartment at the time of the fire, but all were able to escape without injury.
The first units arrived within seven minutes of receiving the call and found smoke coming from the second floor of the building. Crews found a fire in the kitchen and were able to contain the fire to that room. The apartment did sustain moderate smoke damage.
Approximately 15 personnel from the Salem Fire & EMS Department (Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3 & Medic 803) and the Salem Rescue Squad (Squad 1) responded to the call.
The fire began when residents were cooking on the stove and it has been ruled accidental by the Salem Fire Marshal’s Office. Damage from the fire is estimated to be $15,000.
Submitted by Mike Stevens, City of Salem