|Four alarm fire rips
Salem Oregeon Fire Department
Public Information Officer
On June 29, 2004 @ 2:47 am the Salem Fire
Department responded to a four-alarm structure fire at 775 Front Street
NE, Keith Brown Building Material. A freight train delayed the arrival
of fire apparatus. Fire Fighters could see smoke coming from the structure,
but were unable to reach the location until the train had completely passed
||Firefighters quickly pulled attack lines
to fight the blaze as fire started shooting through the roof.
Firefighters cut holes into two roll up doors to gain entry to the interior.
Where they discovered smoke levels down to the floor level. Fire
Fighters requested the building to be ventilated.
Salemís 100-foot ladder was set up and
firefighters cut holes in the roof releasing the smoke and super heated
gases from inside the building, which helped to increase the visibility
for interior crews allowing them to completely suppress the fire.
||No injuries were reported. Damage was
estimated at approximately $250,000.
The cause of the fire was determined to
be arson. Salem Fire Investigators and Salem Police Detectives are
continuing to conduct their investigations at the time of this release.
Salem Fire Department wants to thank the
following agencies for providing mutual aid: Polk County Fire District
#1 (to cover Salem Fire Station 5), Turner Fire District, Keizer Fire District,
Keizer Fire Districtís Explorer Post and Marion County Fire District #1.
Response Times and Apparatus:
Time of Call: 1st Alarm 2:47 am / 2nd Alarm
03:01 am/ 3rd Alarm 3:15/4th Alarm 3:36
Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4, Medic 1,
Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 2
Engine 5, Engine 6, Engine 5, Medic 4,
Air 1, and Battalion Chief 4
Engine 3, Engine 7, Engine 9, Medic 3,
and Ladder 4,
Engine 8, Engine 315, Ladder 358 and Medic
Total of 20 pieces of Apparatus and
46 Fire Fighters