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Mother and Children Displaced by Salisbury Fire

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SALISBURY, Md.- A Saturday evening fire that ruined a Salisbury home left a mother and her three children displaced.

Authorities said the fire broke out at around 11:40 p.m. at the home located at 312 East Vine St. No injuries were reported but the home sustained major damage.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said an initial investigation showed that the home did have smoke detectors installed, but they were not functioning.  Early estimates are about $100,000 in damage to the structure and another $20,000 in damage to its contents. 

Darnel Dupont, the father of the woman who owned the home, visited the site on Sunday and said he was just glad everyone got out safely.

"You just worry if they are ok or not. Just wondering about them and not too much about the personal stuff.  Just her and her kids," said Dupont."

Authorities said it took 25 firefighters about 40 minutes to get the blaze under control. Investigators believe the fire originated in the bedroom.  The family had just moved into the home a few days before and also brought along everything they just received at the holidays.

"All of that's gone.  Yes, all of that's gone.  They lost everything," said Dupont.

The Red Cross was called in and is assisting the family. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 


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