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Fruitland Fire Ruled Accidental

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FRUITLAND, Md.- Authorities say an electrical malfunction is to blame for a Monday night fire that damaged a commercial building in Fruitland.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze broke out shortly before 8 p.m. in the storage room of Youth Exercise Services, located at 123 West Main St. The building's occupants attempted to put the fire out with a portable fire extinguisher prior to firefighters arriving on the scene. 

It took 20 firefighters from the Fruitland, Allen and Salisbury Station #1 approximately five minutes to get the fire under control. 

There were no reported injuries. The fire was ruled accidental, as a result of an electrical malfunction in the main feed junction box. 

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