Salem fire blazes cabin, multiple acres near the top of 'Salem Knob'

  • Source: KAIT-TV ABC/NBC/CW+ 8 Jonesboro
  • Published: 07/05/2022 05:01 PM

A northeast Arkansas town was excited to watch fireworks on July 4 in celebration of their country’s accomplishments. As Salem, AR patrons made their way home, they noticed an orange glow on the landmark known as the “Salem Knob”. That orange glow was identified to be a large fire near the top of the knob. The fire claimed a small unused cabin and approximately two acres around the structure. Salem Fire Department responded to the scene around 10:15 pm, according to Fire Chief Sam Rossitto, and left the scene near 2 am Tuesday morning. As the fire grew, locals took to social media, sharing photos of what looked to be a destructive fire, but in the end, wasn’t as bad as it seemed. Three new members of the Salem Fire Department were key to extinguishing the flames, according to Chief Rossitto.


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