Child Playing With Lighter Causes Salisbury House Fire

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Wednesday afternoon house fire in Salisbury caused around $130,000 in damages.

The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m. at the residence located in the 800 block of Price Road in Salisbury. Officials say the fire started in a bedroom where a child was playing with a lighter.

It took around 14 firefighters less than 30 minutes to get the fire under control. No one was injured but the structure received $100,000 in damages and $30,000 in damages to the home’s contents.

As a result of the fire, the family was displaced and is being assisted by the American Red Cross.