Fire destroys barn in Salem neighborhood

SALEM — A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn in a Salem City neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at 1:12 p.m., according to Washington Fire Co. Battalion Chief Ken Gralley.

The barn was located behind a house on Walnut Street.

According to Gralley, the barn was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene and the flames were threatening two nearby structures.

Firefighters stopped any significant damage to the adjoining structures, a two-story wood frame house and a garage with a living area above it, Gralley said.

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Source: Salem

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