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Unattended Cooking Blamed for Dorchester County Fire

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EAST NEW MARKET, Md.- Investigators with the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office blame unattended cooking for a fire that heavily damaged a home in Dorchester County.

The fire reportedly broke out at around 2:26 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at a one-story home at 5646 Belle Aire Road in East New Market.

Thirty firefighters from the East New Market, Secretary and Rescue (Cambridge) fire companies responded to the blaze. It took about half an hour to get the fire under control.

No injuries were reported. Authorities said the fire caused approximately $70,000 in damage to the home and $20,000 in damage to its contents.

The fire has been ruled accidental and started in the kitchen, according to investigators.

The Red Cross is assisting the home's occupants.

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