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Fire at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Berlin Ruled Accidental

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(Photo credit: Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office) (Photo credit: Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office)
(Photo credit: Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office) (Photo credit: Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office)

BERLIN, Md.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a Monday afternoon fire that damaged an outside wall Ruth's Chris Steakhouse at 11501 Maid at Arms Lane in Berlin.

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office said at around 3 p.m. the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported outside fire at the restaurant. Upon their arrival, firefighters observed smoke extending from the front door of the two story building. 

Authorities said the fire had extended into an exterior wall but was quickly extinguished and contained. 

No injuries were reported. The Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was assisted by the Ocean Pines, Ocean City, and Showell volunteer fire company  hen the incident was upgraded to a commercial structure fire. 

According to investigators, the fire originated in a mulched area on the exterior of the building and extended into an adjacent exterior wall. 

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse was closed for the remainder of the day but planned to reopen on May 5, investigators said. 

 The cause of the fire was listed as accidental.  

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