Residents in the area of the 2022 Vitae Springs Fire said at the time that evacuation alerts left them confused and uncertain about conditions. City officials say now they have improved their emergency messaging system since the southwest Salem fire to provide quicker and clearer public information.
A man with a lengthy criminal history has been arrested on accusations of first-degree arson after police say he started a dumpster fire early Thursday morning that spread to the St. Joseph church building in Salem.
After an early morning five-alarm fire extensively damaged the St. Joseph church sanctuary, parishioners gathered in the rain outside for a noon mass Thursday. Police arrested a man on suspicion of arson.
Salem firefighters responded Wednesday morning to a fire on the railroad tracks near 12th & Union St. No one was injured.
Prison officials say no one was seriously injured in a fire Monday at an Oregon Corrections Enterprises furniture factory.
The fire killed a 64-year-old woman who who was living in a trailer at Salem Campground & RVs, according to the Salem Police Department
Travel Salem has received a $50,000 grant from the state to develop outdoor recreation in Santiam Canyon, part of a long-term effort to attract visitors and help the area recover from the September 2020 fires. Travel Salem’s investment will contribute to a 15-year plan, led by the group Resilient Headwaters,[Read More…]
The home that houses Silverton Cat Rescue, which was occupied at the time of the fire, was a total loss. The organization typically takes in cats from Silverton and the Salem area.
Salem police said Monday the fire near Wilbur and Cross streets started after the teen set a lit sparkler into a Halloween decoration.
The fire south of Salem forced over 100 families to evacuate their homes and burned 164 acres, but caused no injuries or structures lost.