Help Save the Afterprom

Fire-ImageFrom the City of Salem: The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at 20 Turner Rd., Brinks, Inc., this morning at approximately 1:52 a.m. No one was in the building at the time of the fire, but the entire structure did sustain heavy fire and smoke damage. The first unit arrived within six minutes of receiving the call and found heavy black smoke coming from the building. It took firefighters more than an hour to contain the blaze. The fire appears to have started inside a vehicle that was parked inside the building. Approximately 36 personnel from the Salem Fire & EMS Department (Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Medic 801 & Medic 803), the Roanoke Fire & EMS Department (Engine 4 & Ladder 5), the Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department (Tower 9, Wagon 9 & Air 9) and the Salem Rescue Squad (Squad 1 & Medic 154) responded to the call. Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department (Wagon 10) assisted with handling additional City of Salem emergency calls. The fire remains under investigation by the Salem Fire Marshal’s Office, and there is no damage estimate at this time.