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Family Displaced After House Fire in Princess Anne

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled as accidental a house fire that displaced a Princess Anne family.

Fire officials say they received the call around 3:52 a.m. Thursday to a two-story single family house on 11540 Beckford Avenue while a wife and husband--John and Jennifer Laird--were inside. It took 25 firefighters to take out the fire in 45 minutes. A preliminary investigation report says the smoke alarm was delayed due to the fire originating on the outside of the home due to an unidentified electrical fire. An estimated $30,000 in damage was reported. There were no reported injuries.

The fire was caused by an electrical failure, according to investigators.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

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