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Two-Alarm House Fire Displaces Mother, Children

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SALISBURY, Md. -- A two alarm fire leaves a woman and her four children displaced in Salisbury tonight.

Her home on Vine Street went up in flames at 11:40 p.m.  Fire fighters responded to the scene, quickly calling it a two-alarm fire and requested back up from several other departments, including Delmar and Fruitland.  In total 60 fire fighters were on site, and it took 15 minutes to get the blaze under control.

Initial reports said the children were trapped inside, but they were later found safe at another location.

Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Records called it a challenging fire, comparing the conditions to a similar house fire in 2001 on Winder Street, where three children died.

"The tactics we used here were very familiar," said Records. "Thank goodness it had a good outcome."

But for the mother, a painful challenge lies ahead.

"I'm out here by myself, and I have to start over with everything I own."

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