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Mouse Nest Blamed for Princess Anne Fire


PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- Authorities say a mouse nest is to blame for a Wednesday afternoon fire that damaged a mobile home in Princess Anne.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said that the blaze broke out shortly after 4 p.m. at the 12-foot by 80-foot vacant mobile home located at 10358 Champ Road.

Fifteen Princess Anne and Deal Island firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the fire in about two minutes.

There were no reported injuries. The fire caused an estimated $1,000 in damage to the structure.

Deputy State Fire Marshals said an investigation revealed the fire was started by a mouse nest hidden in a HVAC unit of the home. Investigators determined that due to the nest being heated by the HVAC unit, it eventually ignited, causing a fire in the exterior duct work.

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