Cambridge Home Damaged by Fire Friday Night; Firefighter Injured

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A fire in Cambridge sent one firefighter to the hospital. Firefighters were called to a home on Travers Street in Cambridge just after 6 Friday evening and found fire in a three-story home. The fire was discovered by a neighbor and took firefighters nearly an hour to bring under control. State Fire Marshal investigators say…

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House Fire Displaces Family in Hebron, Wicomico County

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A fire that occurred in a two-story house overnight on Porter Mill Road, Hebron, Wicomico County displaced a family and caused an estimated $300,000 in structural damage. The American Red Cross and other volunteer organizations are assisting the family. In addition, two dogs died in the fire. The blaze originated on the first floor.  Smoke…

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Apartment Building Fire in Easton Leaves Family Displaced

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A fire leaves an apartment building in Easton with heavy damage. The fire was reported at about 5:45 Wednesday evening on Southwest Street. It took crews two hours of battling the blaze before the fire in the two-story apartment building was brought under control. Maryland State Fire Marshalls believe the fire started in the kitchen…

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Fire Destroys KFC/Taco Bell in Easton

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An investigation is underway into a fire that destroyed a KFC/Taco Bell fast food restaurant on Ocean Gateway in Easton in the overnight hours on Thursday, October 26th. Employees at the neighboring Wawa initiated a 911 call, an emergency response crews responded to the scene. Despite quick, and aggressive efforts against the fire and successful…

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Electrical Malfunction Leads to Fire that Causes Significant Damage to Building in Dorchester County; Blaze Rekindled Hours Later

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UPDATE: The fire that occurred yesterday afternoon close to 2 p.m. at a one story, wood frame pole building in Dorchester County was rekindled last night around 10 p.m. This time, the blaze started in the ceiling void space. The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Department came back after a passerby discovered the fire. The time it…

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Apartment Fire in Denton, MD; Multiple Residents Displaced

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Multiple individuals who were living in 11 separate units at a three-story apartment building in Denton have been displaced after a fire occurred yesterday. The blaze started in the interior second floor stairwell, but the cause is still under investigation. Damage is estimated at $175,000. The smoke alarm status was present with activation according to…

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Accidental Fire at Easton High School Classroom This Morning

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A fire occurred Just before 7:00 this morning in a classroom at Easton High School on Mecklenburg Avenue in Easton– Talbot County, Maryland. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, custodian staff were in the process of moving items out of the classroom and placed electronic equipment on the stove top, inadvertently activating…

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Mobile Home Fire in Dorchester County Ruled Accidental

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A fire that occurred at a wood frame mobile home on Preston Road in Federalsburg in Dorchester County has been ruled accidental. Materials in the dryer vent ignited due to heat not being able to vent properly. The blaze caused an estimated $15,000 in structural damage but no deaths or injuries.

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Fire Heavily Damages Wolf Road Home

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Firefighters in Hebron were called for a fire in a double wide mobile home just after 3:30 Friday morning on Wolf Road in Salisbury. State Fire Marshal investigators say the fire was accidental – a failure of an electrical branch circuit and began in a rear bedroom wall. There was a smoke alarm present, but…

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House Fire in Salisbury Under Investigation

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The cause of a fire on Flamingo Drive in Salisbury yesterday evening is under investigation. The blaze started on the outside of the one-story wood frame single family home, according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Damage is estimated to be around $5,000. No deaths or injuries resulted from the fire. 

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Overnight Fire in Preston, MD Under Investigation

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an overnight fire in Preston in Caroline County, Maryland. Fire officials report no deaths or injuries to humans from the blaze, but seven cats and one lamb are unaccounted for at the site. The State Fire Marshal’s office estimates the damage to the wood frame outbuilding to…

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Fire at Home in Salisbury Under Investigation

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a fire that occurred on Hammond Street in Salisbury yesterday afternoon. So far, they know that the blaze started on the back deck of the two story wood frame single family home. No deaths or injuries resulted, but the fire caused thousands of dollars…

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Homeowner Escapes House with Attached Garage on Fire

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The cause and origin of a fire that occurred on Valentine’s Day in Sudlersville, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland is under investigation. No deaths or injuries occurred, but damage to the two-story, single family house with an attached garage is estimated at $200,000. The homeowner was home at the time of the incident and a neighbor…

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House Fire On Christmas Kills Five Pets, Displaces Two People

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Family and friends are assisting two individuals after a fire damaged the house they were living in on Skylar Drive in Eden, Wicomico County. The blaze killed two dogs and three cats. An electrical receptacle failure caused the blaze at the wood framed, single wide mobile home early in the evening on Christmas, according to…

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Commercial Building Fire Under Investigation in Talbot County

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that occurred in a lumber yard on Park Avenue in Queen Anne early yesterday evening. Officials do not yet know the cause. It took 80 firefighters 4 hours to control the fire, which caused $300,000 in damage but no deaths or injuries. A worker at the…

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MD Fire Marshal Investigating Intentional Fire in Crisfield

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Maryland State Fire Marshal investigators have determined an early Sunday morning fire was intentional. Crisfield firefighters were called to a home on West Main Street in Crisfield just before 1:30 where they found fire at a 3 story vacant home. Officials say the fire started on the outside of the home and was intentionally set.…

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National Night Out Activities

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Tuesday, August 2nd is National Night out. What started as a night to hang out on your porch and meet your neighbors and local law enforcement officers has become a community celebration. Local law enforcement and other first responders join the community for a meet and greet – with demonstrations, information, food, entertainment and lots…

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UPDATED: Fire Breaks Out at Dover Target

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UPDATED: 2:20pm – Dover Police and Fire officials are investigating a fire that was intentionally set at the Target on Sunday night. Emergency personnel was called just after 9pm and found fire in the building. Customers and employees were quickly evacuated and no injuries were reported. Investigation showed the fire was arson – and was…

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Fire In Burn Pit Spreads To Home, Structures, Boats And Brush

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A fire in a burn pit Monday afternoon spread to brush, travel trailers, boats and other structures including a single-story home.The fire was reported Monday afternoon on Cordrey Road in the Oak Orchard area. According to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company, numerous other fire departments assisted at the scene or covered.One firefighter was evaluated…

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