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Earthquake gives Salem a wakeup call in action felt throughout the Willamette Valley
An earthquake struck the Willamette Valley just before 6 a.m. Friday. The magnitude reported typically results in minor damage.
UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted, residents can return to south Salem homes as fire smolders
City officials say 60 private firefighters are expected on the lines of the Vitae Springs Fire on Sunday to help track down and extinguish hot spots. The evacuation order was lifted at noon Sunday.