Puppy dies in Salem house fire

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.