The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at 415 Stonewall Circle this Monday afternoon at approximately 12:57 p.m. Two people were home at the time of the fire, and each escaped without injury.
The first units arrived within three minutes of receiving the emergency call and found smoke coming from the lower section of the home. Crews were able to bring the fire under control within ten minutes and keep it from spreading beyond the basement area of the house.
Approximately 27 personnel from the Salem Fire & EMS Department (Truck 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Medic 801, Medic 802, Medic 803, Medic 804, Battalion 1 & Fire Medic 1) and the Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department (Wagon 9 & Battalion 1) responded to the call.
The Salem Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the fire accidental in nature and determined that it was caused by an electrical issue. The basement section of the house did sustain smoke and water damage that is estimated at less than $10,000. Two residents were displaced by the fire and they are being assisted by family.