Salem police investigate 2 deaths

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a man has been found dead on a Salem street, and another person has been killed in a nearby house fire.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/Jb7qW4) the police are treating the two deaths for the time being as separate investigations.

A delivery driver found the man's body on a street in northeast Salem about 4:20 a.m. Police say they don't know the cause of his death.

A neighbor at the house a few blocks away told the paper he awoke about 5:30 a.m. to the sight of black smoke pouring out of the building and "people screaming and yelling."

Salem police Lt. Dave Okada confirmed that one person died in the house fire.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com