Pre-dawn fire toll at a Salem mobile home
For a second day, fire fighters were out in force to extinguish home fires in the Salem area. Today’s fire apparently broke out in the living room of an un-occupied mobile home on Bugs Road near the Shallowford Road. Clint Livingston of Emergency Services says the home owner had left the premises about an hour earlier. A neighbor, he said, heard an explosion preceded by what sounded like gun shots. Because the fire scene was one thousand feet down a drive, fire fighters were forced to shuttle water to squelch the fire. Around 18 hours earlier, fire caused minor damage to a home on Salem’s W. Main Street. No injuries reported in either fire.