Officials investigate cause of three-alarm barn fire in Salem

Officials are investigating the cause of a barn fire that was reported on April 15, 2018 in Salem. Marion County Fire District #1

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.

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