One firefighter injured during Saturday night structure fire in Salem

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — One member of the Salem Fire and EMS Department sustained injuries while responding to a house fire on Saturday night.

According to the press release, Salem Fire-EMS received a call about a structure fire at 248 Butt Hollow Road at approximately 8:42 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The first crews arrived on the scene by 8:50 p.m. and saw heavy smoke coming out of the house. A Facebook post from Salem Fire-EMS reports that the firefighters tried an interior approach, but due to the conditions of the building and the fire, they had to withdraw.

It took approximately 27 personnel from Salem Fire-EMS and the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department more than an hour to control the fire, by which point authorities say the house sustained significant damage.

Nobody was at the house during the time of the fire, but one of the firefighters was injured and transported to LewisGale Medical Center. The firefighter was treated and has already been released from the hospital.

The Salem Fire Marshal’s Office will continue to investigate the cause of the fire and the estimated damages.

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