CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The Maryland State Fire Marshall is investigating a morning building fire in Dorchester County.
Authorities say the blaze broke out around 2:30 AM on Tuesday on the 400 block of Pleasant Street in Cambridge. The damage is estimated at a little over $20,000. According to reports, the single alarm fire took 23 firefighters about 10 minutes to control.
Officials say a preliminary investigation ruled the fire as arson. An official from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office tells WMDT that two child strollers were lit in a stairwell using ordinary combustibles. Officials did not say what combustibles were used.
The building reportedly contained 15 apartments and 3 businesses. Reports say 35 occupants have been temporarily displaced and are reportedly being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Anyone with any information on this is asked to call the Lower Eastern Shore Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-713-3780.
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