Fire destroys Salem residence
Four area fire departments battled a residential fire at 206 Main Street in Salem Friday to no avail. Salem Fire Department members were assisted by Mt. Pleasant, Hillsboro and Houghton departments in extinguishing the fire. Salem Fire Chief Steve Nichting said that an electrical problem started the fire. No one was injured and firefighters were at the scene for about six hours. The fire was reported at 12:30 p.m.