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Salisbury House Fire Ruled Accidental

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SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities have ruled as accidental an early Tuesday fire that damaged a home at 237 Hazel Ave. in Salisbury.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze occurred just after 4 a.m. at the two-story multi-family dwelling. Investigators said the home had smoke detectors but they were not activated. A crew of firefighters from Salisbury Station 16 got the blaze under control within 30 minutes.

There were no reported injuries. The fire caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to the structure and another $500 in damage to its contents.

Investigators determined the fire was sparked by an electrical short due a burst water pipe in the first-floor rear bedroom.

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