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Common landscape mulch may have ignited Mid-Valley Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery fire: 5 key notes

On May 14, a fire caused significant damage at Mid-Valley Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery in Salem, Ore. New reports show ignited mulch may have caused the fire, according to a Statesman Journal report.

Here are five key notes:

1. An unknown object may have ignited barkdust mulch, a common landscaping feature, outside the center resulting in the fire, surveillance footage showed.

2. While the fire did not injure anybody, the fire did destroy the building.

3. Around 30 firefighters sought to contain the fire on May 14.

4. Salem Fire Deputy Chief Greg Hadley noted the official cause of the fire is undetermined, "but ignited barkdust is a definite possibility," according to the report.

5. David C. Swiderski, DDS, MD, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, owns the facility and plans on rebuilding the center.

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