By JULIE E. GREENE
BOONSBORO - The rear of a 100-year-old pre-Civil War log home south of Boonsboro was heavily damaged by an electrical fire Friday night, fire officials said Saturday.
The fire was caused when the wiring to an overhead light fixture in an attached carport overheated, igniting the combustible ceiling, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The fire caused $80,000 worth of damage to the rear of the 6513 Gilardi Road house and its contents, according to the fire marshal's office. The log home was covered by shingles and vinyl siding.