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Official: Princess Anne Fire Accidental, Started As Brush Fire

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - A Wednesday afternoon fire that destroyed a Princess Anne home and left one firefighter injured started as a brush fire.

The Maryland Fire State Marshal's Office says that the occupant of the 12656 Ebby Road home was burning a brush pile and left the pile unattended. The fire reportedly spread from the garage to the home.

Princess Anne Fire Company was called to Ebby Road just after 4 PM for a structure fire. One firefighter was treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center for heat exhaustion and 10 others were treated on scene.

Fire officials say heat exhaustion is a major concern for the summer season.

The fire was ruled accidental.

The home was reportedly a total loss with damages estimated at $500,000. Officials say there was only one occupant in the home who was not injured.

The occupant of the home, is being assisted by The American Red Cross Delmarva Region, by providing a safe place to stay, food, clothing, and a comfort kit. Officials say along with the American Red Cross, the Princess Anne Ladies Auxiliary and EMS to provide the emergency personnel on the scene with water, a cooling station, and food.

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