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Updated: Fire Ruins Salisbury Home; Displaces 7

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This home on Princeton Avenue in Salisbury was left heavily damaged from Wednesday night's fire. (Photo: WBOC) This home on Princeton Avenue in Salisbury was left heavily damaged from Wednesday night's fire. (Photo: WBOC)
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SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a late Wednesday night fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a Salisbury home and left its seven occupants displaced.

According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, the fire broke out at around 11:20 p.m. at a two-story home located in the 300 block of Princeton Avenue. It took 25 Salisbury firefighters approximately 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.

The fire caused an estimated $40,000 worth of damage to the structure and another $10,000 in damage to its contents. There were no reported injuries.

Investigators ruled the fire accidental and said it was caused by an electrical wiring failure in a void space between the ceiling and second floor. A smoke alarm was present and activated, authorities said. 

As a result of the fire, three adults and four children were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. 

One of the residents told WBOC the family was unable to save anything and escaped with only what they were wearing.  

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