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Fire causes $45K in damages to house in Cascade

electrical problem blamed

April 01, 2013

CASCADE — An electrical problem caused a fire that resulted in $45,000 in damages to a wood-frame house Saturday night in Cascade, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said Monday.

The fire was reported at 8:46 p.m. at a two-story house at 14627 Pennersville Road, according to a news release from the Fire Marshal’s Office.

The occupants of the house discovered the fire in an upstairs bedroom, the release says.

The fire caused $30,000 in damage to the structure and $15,000 in damages to the contents, according to the release. It took 35 firefighters about 15 minutes to get the fire under control.

Fire departments from Smithsburg, Emmitsburg, Md., Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Waynesboro, Pa., and Adams County, Pa., went to the scene, the Fire Marshal’s Office said.

Smoke alarms were present and activated.

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