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Unattended Cooking Blamed for Pocomoke Area House Fire

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- Authorities say unattended cooking is to blame for a weekend fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a home outside Pocomoke City.  

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, fire broke out in the kitchen of the home located  at 7357 Dividing Creek Road.

Forty firefighters from the Pocomoke, Stockton, Girdletree, Marion Station, Fairmount, Princess Anne and New Church volunteer fire companies responded to the scene and got the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes.  

There were no reported injuries. The fire caused an estimated $60,000 in damage to the structure and another $10,000 in damage to its contents, authorities said. 

Investigators said the home was equipped with a smoke alarm but it did not activate for the fire, which has been ruled accidental. 

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