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One man dies in house fire in Salisbury

Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 14:43:12-05

One man is dead after a house fire in Salisbury. A man and a woman in the house were able to make it out but were treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire happened Friday at 4:22 a.m. at a home on Louise Avenue. A neighbor called 911 after someone from the house alerted them to the fire.

Firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Company and mutual aid companies assisted with the one-alarm fire. Over 25 fire personnel from the Salisbury Fire Department and mutual aid companies responded to the one-alarm fire which took approximately 45 minutes to control.

Deputy State Fire Marshals have determined the fire originated in the first floor bedroom and the cause is currently under investigation. Total damages are estimated at approximately $65,000.

The deceased was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the identity and the cause of death.