Update: Eden House Fire Ruled Accidental, Electrical

EDEN, Md. – A fire that destroyed a home in Somerset County on Friday has been ruled accidental and electrical in nature, officials said Monday.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, it started in the master bedroom of the house in the 31000 block of Eden Allen Road. Damage is estimated to be about $150,000.

The call came in around 4:45 p.m. Friday. Pictures from the scene showed thick black smoke and large flames coming out of the home. When firefighters arrived on the scene they say the one-story home was fully involved. According to the state fire marshal's office, smoke alarms were present in the home but not functioning.

While on the scene, WBOC spoke with the granddaughter of the man who lives at the home. She lives across the street. She said everyone was able to get out of the home safely and added that her grandfather has lived in the home for 41 years.

Fire officials say it took 15 firefighters about half an hour to have the fire under control.

Five companies, including fire departments from Wicomico and Somerset Counties, were called to the scene.

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