Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Cambridge Salvation Army Store

Jun 25, 2013 -- 3:50am

More than 125 firemen from Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline and Wicomico Counties battled a four-alarm fire Monday afternoon for nearly three hours at the Salvation Army store on Race Street in Cambridge.

The blaze broke out just after 1 p.m.; it heavily damaged the masonry 100’ x 24’ two-story section housing furniture on the first floor and unoccupied apartments on the second floor. The attached 200’ x 24’ structure housing clothing received smoke and water damage as result of the fire.

The Deputy State Fire Marshal says an initial investigation revealed the fire originated on the first floor housing furniture.

Customers in the store notified employees of the fire and everyone was safely able to get out of the building. No injuries were reported during the incident.

Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $500,000.

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