WILLARDS, Md. (AP) - Authorities say lightning caused a fire that heavily damaged a bank administration building on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The State Fire Marshal's Office says in a news release that the fire was reported about 2 p.m. Thursday at the administration building of the Farmers Bank of Willards. Officials say several employees were evacuated from the two-story, wood-frame building.
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Authorities say it took about 40 firefighters about an hour to extinguish the blaze. No one was hurt.
The State Fire Marshal's Office estimated the damage to be about $750,000.