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Three-alarm Salem house fire caused by unattended turkey smoker

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Photo: Marion County Fire District No. 1 Photo: Marion County Fire District No. 1
Photo: Marion County Fire District No. 1 Photo: Marion County Fire District No. 1
Photo: Marion County Fire District No. 1 Photo: Marion County Fire District No. 1
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A three-alarm house fire on Thanksgiving was caused by an unattended turkey smoker, according to investigators.

Firefighters responded to the 6200 block of Rambeau Lane in the Salem area at 4:46 p.m. Thursday.

The 5,000-square-foot home is in a rural area without fire hydrants. The fire continued to escalate after crews arrived, so a second and third alarm were called out to bring additional resources to the scene.

Marion County Fire District No. 1 was assisted by multiple other agencies from around the area in putting out the fire.

Firefighters said the fire was first discovered at the rear of the home by people inside. Everyone managed to get out, with one person suffering minor injuries that did not require a trip to the hospital.

Investigators determined the fire was likely caused by an unattended turkey smoker on the back porch. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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