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Investigators: Spontaneous Combustion Caused Fire at Salisbury Business

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Tuesday night's fire scene at Johnny's Sub & Sundae Shop in Salisbury. (Photo: Salisbury Fire Department) Tuesday night's fire scene at Johnny's Sub & Sundae Shop in Salisbury. (Photo: Salisbury Fire Department)
(Photo: Salisbury Fire Department) (Photo: Salisbury Fire Department)
(Photo: Salisbury Fire Department) (Photo: Salisbury Fire Department)
(Photo: Salisbury Fire Department) (Photo: Salisbury Fire Department)

SALISBURY, Md.- The spontaneous combustion of rags is blamed for a Tuesday evening fire that broke out at Johnny's Sub & Sundae Shop at 1124 E. Main St. in Salisbury.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the fire occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday at the business. A sprinkler head was present and activated, according to investigators, who said it took 20 firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Department 20 minutes to get the fire under control. 

There were no reported injuries. The fire caused an estimated $1,000 in damage to the structure and $1,500 in damage to its contents, deputy state fire marshals said. 

Investigators ruled the fire accidental and said it started with the rags that ignited in a rear storage room. 

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