Units responding to report of smoldering wood chips

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At 5:15 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of smoldering wood chips at Erickson Park, 23300 block of 62nd Street, Paddock Lake.

UPDATE 5:19 p.m. — Dispatch says the pile may be across the street from the park, where wood chips are stored and decompose. Personnel at scene says they will investigate and determine if engine response is needed.

UPDATE 5:24 p.m. — Personnel determines that smoke is from decomposing, not a fire. No further response required.

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