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Food Left Cooking on Stove Leads to Midnight Fire in Trappe

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TRAPPE, Md.– Authorities say late-night cooking led to a fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a home in Trappe. 

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Robert Stanford discovered the fire in the kitchen at about midnight over the weekend and called for help.

About 30 firefighters from the Trappe Volunteer Fire Department arrived and spent roughly a half-hour putting out the fire.

The Caroline Property Management-owned home had no sprinkler system and no working smoke detectors, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Fire investigators said the fire started in the kitchen of the two-story townhouse on Lover’s Lane as a result of “unattended cooking” and caused an estimated $12,000 in damages.

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