Silverton home burns while family is away on vacation

Silverton home burns while family is away on vacation

SILVERTON, Ore. – A vacationing Silverton family will return home to a house badly damaged by a fire Monday morning.

It took firefighters almost an hour to put out the two-alarm fire in the 7200 block of Silverton Rd. N.E. The fire affected both the two-story farm house and an unattached garage.

When firefighters arrived, they found no residents. The family is out of town on vacation and was expected to come back Monday, firefighters said.

Crews were still investigating Monday morning to determine the cause and estimate damages.