Officials investigate cause of three-alarm barn fire in Salem
SALEM, Ore. – Investigators are working to learn what caused a barn fire in Salem early Sunday morning.
The fire was reported around 3 a.m. at the corner of Ward Drive Northeast and Fisher Road Northeast. It was initially reported as a house fire, but officials say 20 minutes later a barn nearby caught fire.
Crews had the flames under control by 4 a.m.
Marion County Fire District #1 and the Oregon State Fire Marshal battalion chief are investigating.
Officials say this was a three-alarm fire.
They say 33 firefighters and eight fire engines responded.
A neighbor says there has been problems in the past with transients on the property.