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Salisbury Family Displaced After Apartment Fire

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(Photo: Salisbury Fire Dept.) (Photo: Salisbury Fire Dept.)
(Photo: Salisbury Fire Dept.) (Photo: Salisbury Fire Dept.)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say a malfunctioning vacuum cleaner is to blame for a late Sunday night apartment fire that displaced a Salisbury family. 

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze happened shortly after 10 p.m. at a two-unit apartment building at 1107 Pocahontas Ave. It took 15 firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Department approximately 20 minutes to get the fire under control. 

The fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the structure and $2,000 in damage to its contents. There were no reported injuries. 

Investigators ruled the fire accidental. They said the family of Rasheed Cooper was displaced and is being assisted by the Red Cross. 

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