Two people are dead after a fire early Saturday morning at a home on First Street in Salisbury. A passerby discovered the fire just before 3am and called 911. Salisbury firefighters arrived and found the home ablaze – it took about 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters located two victims – a 62 year old man and 82 year old woman – in separate apartments. Their bodies have been taken to the State Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death and identity. State Fire investigators say the single family home was converted to 7 individual apartment units. Seven others were able to get out safely. State Fire Marshals say the blaze began in a downstairs unit, but the cause is still under investigation. Smoke alarms were present and activated.
Two people are dead after an early morning house fire on First Street in Salisbury. The Maryland State Fire Marshal says the call came in just before 3am. The two alarm fire was brought under control just before 4:30 – firefighters found the bodies of two adult victims inside. Officials say the single-family home had been converted into 7 individual apartment units.
Firefighters in Salisbury were called for a structure fire on First Street in Salisbury just before 3 this morning. Crews arriving at the scene found fire showing in a 2 ½ story wood frame home. Multiple companies have responded to the scene – the fire was placed under control just before 4:30am. The Fire Marshal is investigating.