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State Fire Marshal: Fruitland House Fire Was Intentionally Set

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FRUITLAND, Md. - Fire officials say an overnight house fire in Fruitland appears to have been set intentionally.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, someone who lives at 107 Church Street discovered the fire burning on the exterior of the home around 12:10 a.m. on Christmas Day.

Ten Fruitland firefighters had the fire under control within 10 minutes, but by then it had caused about $3,000 in structural damage. The Fruitland Police Department is assisting state fire marshals with the investigation into who set the fire and how.

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