Salem, VA – Sprinkler system controls fire at tire company; No injuries reported

The Salem Fire & EMS Dept. is crediting a sprinkler system with helping to control a fire at a tire company Tuesday night.

Around 9:20 p.m., crews were dispatched to Yokohama Tire Corp. in the 1500 block of Indiana Street.

A moderate amount of smoke was coming from the building when the first unit arrived on scene. Within seven minutes of arrival, the fire was under control.

All personnel was safely evacuated from the building and no injuries were reported.

The fire was determined to be accidental; it caused about $10,000 in damage, according to the Salem Fire & EMS Fire Marshal’s Office.

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