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One Critically Hurt In Salem Apartment Fire

Salem, Oregon – (Update) At approximately 3:45 am this morning, May 6th, first responders were dispatched to a reported apartment fire in the 4000 block of Satter Drive NE, Salem.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found the first and second floor of an apartment building fully engulfed with one person reported to still be inside.

Fire crews rescued a 58 year old female resident from a first floor apartment in the building.  The female was transported initially to an area hospital where she was listed as being in critical condition.

Fire personal and law enforcement coordinated on scene to safely evacuate other nearby apartments.  Three other residents were transported from the apartment fire for concerns of smoke inhalation.  In total, eight units in the apartment complex were impacted due to the fire.  Three Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were treated and released for smoke inhalation.

Marion County Fire District #1 led the fire-fighting efforts on the scene and were assisted by the Salem Fire Department, Keizer Fire Department, and Falck Northwest who provided medical support.  In total, seven engines and four medics responded to the fire in addition to numerous law enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s Office and Salem Police Department.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and is being investigated by the Salem Fire Department.  Marion County Public Works has reopened all of the roadways which were closed during this response.


One person has been critically injured in an apartment house fire. It broke out around 3:45am on Satter Drive Northeast. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says when they got on scene, the apartment was fully engulfed in flames. So far  at least eight units have been affected. The one victim was rushed to the hospital.  The fire has closed Lancaster Drive in that area.


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This morning, May 6th, at approximately 3:45 am emergency services personnel were dispatched to an apartment fire in the 4000 block of Satter Drive NE, Salem.  When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered an apartment fully engulfed in flames.  Marion County Fire District #1 responded to the fire and is still actively working on scene; so far eight apartments have been impacted.   At least one resident has been transported to the hospital with critical injuries.  Lancaster Drive is currently closed in both directions.

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