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Fire Ruins Willards Home

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WILLARDS, Md.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a late Monday night fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars to a home in Willards, located in eastern Wicomico County.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze broke out at around 10:41 p.m. at a two-story single family dwelling located at 8475 New Hope Road.

Twenty firefighters from the Willards, Pittsville and Gumboro fire companies responded to the fire and got it under control in approximately one hour.

There were no reported injuries. The fire caused an estimated $325,000 in damage to the home and another $75,000 in damage to its contents.

According to investigators, the fire started in the garage exterior and was caused by an electrical malfunction.

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