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Apparent Serial Arsonist Strikes Salisbury Neighborhood

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SALISBURY, Md. - Two apparent arsons in just one week has shaken up a Wicomico County neighborhood. 

The Maryland State Fire Marshal is says the office is investigating the two fires as connected arsons, though they don't have many details.

WMDT spoke to the woman who lives in the home at 615 Baker Street, which was set on fire around 9:16 PM Thursday. 

"It's hard, and it's scary, and it just makes you so shaky about whether or no you going to wake up tomorrow," says Cindy Ebert.

Ebert says she had just gone to bed, not long before 9 o'clock.  Soon after, she says a man knocked on her door to tell her the furniture on her porch was on fire.  That furniture was found thrown from the porch onto the side yard.

This fire comes just a few days after the back porch of another home on the 600 block of Baker Street was torched.

WMDT also spoke to the woman living in that home, but she did not want to appear on camera for fear of retaliation.  Ebert says not only is she afraid of what could happen next, she's frustrated with what's going on now.

"I'm actually livid with everything that's happening.  I mean, the police station's only two blocks around the corner and we got an arson running around you know, these people are bold, and that's scary, because, when police don't scare you, what are you capable of," says Ebert, "I've noticed how in the last couple of nights, how people are now leaving their porch lights on, they're leaving the back lights on their house so it shines on the back yard."

The fire marshal says they don't have any suspects in custody, but neighbors on Barclay and Martin Street apparently saw and heard cars driving down Baker Street around the time of Thursday's fire, so if anyone has information on the fires, or was driving in the area, you're asked to contact the office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office at 410-713-37-80.  

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