SALEM- The state fire marshal's office is investigating a fire that destroyed a detached garage on Fair Avenue early Friday morning.
Firefighters responded to the garage behind a house at 417 Fair Ave. owned by Angela Craik after the police dispatcher reported the fire at 3:20 a.m. Personnel found the structure engulfed in flames and posing a significant exposure hazard to the house.
Water was applied to the home's exterior and the fire was extinguished. No one was home at the time of the fire. Losses were estimated at $20,000 in property and $500 in contents.