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Updated: Fire Heavily Damages Dorchester County Church's Building

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HURLOCK, Md.- Authorities in Dorchester County are investigating a late Wednesday night fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to a building used as a parsonage of a church in Hurlock.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said that at around 10:46 p.m. firefighters responded to a fire that broke out inside the parsonage of the Full Gospel Church of God in Christ Jesus located at 202 Academy St.

Investigators said the two-alarm blaze was brought under control in approximately one hour by nearly 80 firefighters from Hurlock, East New Market, Federalsburg, Preston, Secretary, Eldorado Brookview, Linkwood, Vienna, Church Creek and Seaford Rescue volunteer fire departments. 

The fire originated on the first floor of the three story wood framed parsonage and continued toward the sanctuary before being placed under control, investigators said. They said the sanctuary received moderate smoke damage throughout.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at nearly $300,000. The church was unoccupied at the time of the fire. 

There were no reported injuries.


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