Puppy dies in Salem house fire

Puppy dies in Salem house fire »Play Video
Flames quickly spread through the house Saturday morning. (KATU image)

SALEM, Ore. – A Salem family escaped a house fire early Saturday morning.

The fire started at a home on Fischer Road NE just after 3:30 a.m.

A family member told KATU News that her niece lived in the home and said her family’s puppy died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is unclear.

The Red Cross is helping the family find a place to stay.