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UPDATE: Family pet dies in Berlin house fire; cause undetermined

BERLIN, Md. - The cause of a house fire remains undetermined, after officials say a family pet was lost in the blaze, in Berlin.

The Worcester County Fire Marshal says on Tuesday, around 1:15 PM, the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by the Showell, Ocean Pines, and Ocean City Volunteer Fire Companies and the Powellville Volunteer Fire Company in responding to a house fire that happened in the 400 block of South Main Street. Officials say fire was visible from the southside of the two-story home.

According to the report, the fire was quickly put under control. The home was apparently severely damaged from the fire and smoke.

No one was home at the time of the blaze. Officials report that the family's cat was lost in the fire. No other injuries were reported.

Officials say the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the family, and it has already raised over $6,000 in a day.

 Anyone with information related to the fire is asked to call Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 ext 2.


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