Salem Woman Injured In House Fire

(SALEM, IL) — A Salem woman was injured Tuesday morning in a fire that left her rural Salem home heavily damaged. When firefighters arrived around 8:30 Tuesday morning at the home on Lowery Lane, they found flames shooting from the windows. According to family members, the family dog helped Dawn Coryell find her way out of the home. They say Dawn has stage-four cancer and suffered third-degree burns to her arm and face and also suffered smoke inhalation. She was transported to Salem Township Hospital for treatment. Salem fire command was in training class at the time of the fire, so Odin’s Fire Chief was in charge at the scene. Centralia Fire Protection District provided mutual aid at the scene along with Odin, and Kell firefighters responded for standby at the Salem Fire Station. The home, owned by Dawn and Don Coryell, suffered heavy fire damage in the living room and bedroom, as well as heavy smoke and fire damage throughout. The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to determine the cause of the blaze.