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Electrical Failure Blamed for Salisbury House Fire

Posted: Dec 29, 2017 9:27 AM Updated:
Thursday afternoon's house fire on South Division Street in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC) Thursday afternoon's house fire on South Division Street in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a Salisbury home.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday at the home located at 712 S. Division St. 

It took 30 firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Department approximately an hour to get the fire under control. 

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the structure and another $10,000 in damage to its contents. 

There were no reported injuries. 

Investigators determined the fire was caused by an electrical branch failure in the void space between the first floor and attic. 

A smoke alarm was present and activated, according to investigators. 

 

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