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September 25, 2013
Salem News


- The fire department assisted in finding an elderly man from Elkrun Township who had wandered away from his home on Sept. 18. The man, who is in his 70s and suffering from Alzheimer's disease, left his residence in the afternoon and was found several hours later hiding in a drainage pipe in a shallow creek off Low Road. Chief David Lewton said the man suffered a small cut on his head but no serious injuries.


- Firefighters were called at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday to 500 E. Fourth St. for a smoke detector activation with no fire. An investigation revealed that the timer on a stove was going off, not a smoke detector.

- Firefighters responded to Dunkin' Donuts, 855 W. State St., after receiving a call at 1:16 a.m. Monday for a report of smoke in the building, with an unknown odor of smoke in the bathroom area. Breaker boxes were checked with no problems found. Employees advised of a new machine and electric to the new machine. A thermal imaging camera was used to check everything, with no heat signature found. The possible source of the unknown odor could have been from recently used cleaning supplies. Employees were remaining on scene to monitor the situation.

- While enroute to a call at Waterworth Memorial Park at 7:06 p.m. Sunday, firefighters were asked by Salem Police to respond to a residence in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue for a furnace on fire. The resident said she turned on the unit and flames shot out of the front of the wall-mounted gas heater. She turned it off and the flames went out. She was told not to use it until it can be serviced. The gas to the unit was shut off.



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