Fire Ruins Cambridge Home - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Fire Ruins Cambridge Home

Posted:
(Photo: CBS) (Photo: CBS)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Authorities say a man sustained minor injuries after he jumped out of a two story window to escape a Friday night fire that left a Cambridge home in ruins.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the fire broke out shortly after 7 p.m. at a home located at 310 Muir St. It took 35 firefighters from the Rescue (Cambridge), Hurlock, Trappe and Oxford fire companies approximately 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.

Investigators said a 24-year-old male occupant received medical treatment at the scene after he sustained cuts and bruises from jumping out of a second story window.

The fire caused an estimated $90,000 in damage to the structure and another $30,000 in damage to its contents.

Investigators said the fire, which has been ruled accidental, was caused by a malfunctioning air conditioning unit in the living room.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Wife of Congressman Andy Harris Passes Away

    Wife of Congressman Andy Harris Passes Away

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:39:37 GMT
    The wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Harris passed away unexpectedly Thursday.More
    The wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Harris passed away unexpectedly Thursday.More
  • No Change of Venue in Scarborough Case

    No Change of Venue in Scarborough Case

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:19:33 GMT
    18-year-old Jocori Scarborough, accused of raping a 15-year-old female student inside a Wicomico County school, will not have his trial moved out of the county.  Scarborough's defense attorney made the motion for a change of venue Thursday in court, but the motion was denied.More
    18-year-old Jocori Scarborough, accused of raping a 15-year-old female student inside a Wicomico County school, will not have his trial moved out of the county.  Scarborough's defense attorney made the motion for a change of venue Thursday in court, but the motion was denied. More
  • Maryland Universities and Colleges Prepare for Campus Fire Safety Month

    Maryland Universities and Colleges Prepare for Campus Fire Safety Month

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:09:47 GMT
    As a new semester begins on college campuses throughout the state, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci reminds students to take actions to protect themselves and their friends from the devastating effects of fire. The State of Maryland has deemed September as “Campus Fire Safety Month.”More
    As a new semester begins on college campuses throughout the state, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci reminds students to take actions to protect themselves and their friends from the devastating effects of fire. The State of Maryland has deemed September as “Campus Fire Safety Month.”More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service