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Fire Marshals Investigating Arson in Salisbury

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Investigators have ruled as arson Thursday night's fire that damaged furniture and a front porch at a home on the 600 block of Baker Street in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC) Investigators have ruled as arson Thursday night's fire that damaged furniture and a front porch at a home on the 600 block of Baker Street in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)
Investigators are still searching for the cause of a Saturday fire that occurred at this home at 620 Baker St. (Photo: WBOC) Investigators are still searching for the cause of a Saturday fire that occurred at this home at 620 Baker St. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled as arson a Thursday night fire that damaged a home on Baker Street in Salisbury. This was the second fire in a week on the same block.

Firefighters responded to the call around 9:16 p.m. Thursday to 615 Baker St. According to investigators, the fire originated on the front porch and was discovered by a neighbor.  The woman who lives in the home, Cindy Ebert, tells WBOC that the fire was set to furniture on the porch.  Ebert says fortunately the fire was extinguished quickly before flames were able to spread to the rest of the house.

Ebert said she was awoken by a neighbor banging on her door to alert her about the fire, and once she saw the flames, the only thing she could think about was getting her pets to safety.

"The first thing I was thinking about was about all my babies dying.  It just terrorized me.  It just terrorized the devil out of me because I did not know how I was going to get all these babies together and get them all out of here," Ebert said.

State Fire Marshal's Office is still investigating a Saturday fire that was set to the back porch of the home at 620 Baker St.  That has not yet been ruled as arson.  Ebert said the community is living in fear because of the two fires happening on the same block.

"I just want to leave. Honestly, I just want to leave.  I have a wonderful roommate and an excellent fiance and to even think that they could lose their life over something this meaningless, it tears my heart up," Ebert said. The fire caused approximately $1,500 in damage to 615 Baker St. There were no reported injuries.

Authorities ask anyone with information or anyone driving near the area of Barclay and Martin streets to contact the Salisbury office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office at (410) 713-3780.

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