SALEM FIRE CALLS
– Firefighters were called at 10:36 p.m. Sunday to Butech-Bliss, 633 S. Broadway Ave., by an employee in reference to checking the building with the thermal imaging camera. The electric substation for the main building was checked and nothing abnormal was found. The main fuse had tripped earlier in the day with repairs being made.
– Firefighters responded to a call for a brush fire at 2:38 p.m. Sunday on Bricker Farm Lane where they found an area 100 feet by 30 feet on fire consisting of tall grass, scrub brush and trees. The brush truck was used to attack the flank of the fire while portable tanks of water and brush brooms were used at the head of the fire. More personnel were paged in to cover the station. Once the fire was under control, the entire area was wetted down with water from the brush truck, with a hydrant used as the water source. Firefighters learned the fire was started by children playing with a lighter. The children were given a fire safety talk by fire personnel. Two brush brooms were broken and removed from service.
SALEM FIRE CALLS
– Firefighters responded at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday to a home in the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a home health care aid reported a kitchen fire. Upon arrival, the fire was out and the pan removed to the rear porch. The house was filled with light smoke, with firefighters using an electric fan to ventilate. They also checked the area with a thermal imaging camera and all was okay.
– A resident of Park Drive called at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday for a trash can on fire under a pavilion at Centennial Park. The fire was found in a plastic trash can. While extinguishing the fire, firefighters noted it appeared to have an accelerant. Police were also on the scene and questioned witnesses. There was no damage to the pavilion.