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Salisbury Apartment Building Fire Under Investigation

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The fire occurred at 1004 Fairground Drive in Salisbury. (Photos: WBOC) The fire occurred at 1004 Fairground Drive in Salisbury. (Photos: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities are investigating a weekend fire that damaged 11 units at a three-story apartment complex in Salisbury.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday in a second floor apartment in Building 1004 of the Pemberton Manor Apartments on Fairground Drive.

It took 40 firefighters from the Salisbury, Fruitland and Hebron fire departments approximately 25 minutes to get the fire under control.

There were no reported injuries. The fire caused an estimated total of $50,000 in damage to 11 units and another $25,000 in damage to their contents.

One resident told WBOC she saw the flames before she escaped the building to safety.

 "I went to the back bedroom and I saw fire coming out of the wall where the plug where the socket is, where you plug stuff at. Red fire was shooting out of the wall," said Marie Morgan.

Investigators determined the fire started inside the second floor bedroom of Apartment #5. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the State Fire Marshal's Lower Eastern Region office at (410) 713-3780.

The Red Cross is assisting several of the building's displaced families.

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