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UPDATE: Homeowner Charged With Arson In Salisbury House Fire

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SALISBURY, Md. - The homeowner, who was treated for 2nd degree burns on her hands, has been charged with arson, after officials say she started the fire, in her own home, Sunday night.

Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire started just before 9:15 PM on Sunday night, on the 1st floor, bedroom floor of a S. Park Drive home, in Salisbury.

The blaze took 15 firefighters from 3 Salisbury fire departments, less than 5 minutes to control. Damages are totaled at $1,500. According to the report, the owner of the home was treated at PRMC for second degree burns on her hands, after reportedly trying to put out the fire herself.

However, an investigation reportedly showed that the homeowner, 58-year-old Debra Baldwin, had apparently started the fire herself, using an ignitable liquid, in the master bedroom of the home.

She was arrested at her home on Monday afternoon. Baldwin is charged with 1st degree arson, and 1st degree malicious burning. If convicted, she faces up to 35 years behind bard along with up to $55,000 in fines.

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