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Updated: Fire Damages Home in Dorchester County

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FISHING CREEK, Md. – The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating an early Saturday morning fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a home on Hooper’s Island Road in Dorchester County. 

According to investigators, a neighbor discovered the fire at the single-story home on the 2300 block of Hooper’s Island Road at about 5:15 a.m. It took 25 firefighters from the Hooper's Island, Tayler's Island, Lake and Straits, Madison, Church Creek and Rescue (Cambridge) fire companies approximately half an hour to get the two-alarm blaze under control. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the fire began in the living room and was electrical and accidental in nature, according to the fire marshal’s office. There were no reported injuries. 

The fire marshal’s office estimates the damage to be about $50,000 to the structure and another $25,000 to its contents. The Red Cross is assisting the occupants. 
 

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