Photo Gallery: Early morning Salem house fire
Firefighters worked to extinguish a fire at 301 E. Vermont Ave. in Salem early Tuesday morning. The home caught fire Monday afternoon and reignited Tuesday morning, according to Salem Fire Chief Bill Eichacker.
No one was injured.
The home, owned by Boyd Erickson, was demolished after the second fire Tuesday morning. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Salem firefighters responded to smoke in the ceiling at the home and extinguished it, according to McCook County Emergency Management Coordinator Brad Stiefvater. Spencer and Montrose fire departments responded with mutual aid.
The family was staying with relatives in Salem when the fire rekindled overnight, causing firefighters to return to the home at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.