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Laser Engraver Starts Fire Causing $50,000 Damage

(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)

08/01/2008 2:53 PM ET

GEORGETOWN, Del. - Fire officials say a laser engraver started a fire that did $50,000 worth of damage to a building in Georgetown, Del.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office say the fire happened around 10:33 p.m. on the 300 block of Nancy Street.

The Georgetown Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Ellendale Fire Department. Upon arrival they encountered fire and smoke.

The Fire Marshal's Office say the fire caused minor damage to the structure and heavily damaged a laser engraver that was being used to cut an acrylic sheet. No injuries were reported.

State Fire Marshal's investigators say that the fire started in a laser engraver and was caused by a mechanical malfunction of the engraver.

Damages have been estimated at $50,000, according to fire officials.

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