Update: Salem Fire Officials Say House Fire Was Accidental

Update Friday 2 p.m.:

Salem, VA - The Salem Fire Marshal's Office says the fire on Wednesday was accidental.

Officials say the fire originated in the attic space of the structure and was caused by an electrical short.


Salem, VA - A Salem family is trying to figure out what to do next after a fire destroyed their home.

Crews spent three hours trying to put the blaze out in the 100 block of Stonegate Drive Thursday.

The fire caused major damage to the home.

A crew remodeling parts of the home were inside when the fire started but they made it out safely.

A rescue crew was able to save the homeowner's dog that was in a cage in the home.

A Salem spokesman says there is no word on the cause.

One firefighter was slightly injured.