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Two-alarm fire damages Keizer funeral home

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(Courtesy: Keizer Fire District) (Courtesy: Keizer Fire District)
KEIZER, OR (KPTV) -

A two-alarm fire damaged a Keizer funeral home Monday evening.

At 5:30 p.m. the Keizer Fire District responded to a fire at Keizer Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services located on 4365 River Road North.

According to Keizer Fire Dist., the Funeral Director was preparing to leave when he noticed smoke coming from the eves on the exterior of the building. 

Firefighters arrived on scene and found smoke coming from the roof near the crematorium chimney.

Keizer Fire Dist. said due to the location of the fire and the construction of the building which included a tile roof and stucco walls, firefighters had a hard time getting to the fire.

Ladder 4 from Salem Fire was able to cut a large hole in the siding about 10 feet off the ground to remove insulation and suppress the fire.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control at 7:05 p.m.

Keizer Fire Dist. said earlier that day employee had noticed a problem with the crematorium, so they turned it off and contacted a repair company.

No one was injured. There was no estimate of damage to the building or contents at this time.

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