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May 20, 2013

Oakland house fire said deliberately set

Damages run $70,000; no injuries

OAKLAND — Fire that damaged a Sanders Lane residence Sunday was arson, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The incident at the single-story residence at 240 Sanders Lane occurred at 9:40 a.m. and was controlled by firefighters within 10 minutes of their response, according to the fire marshal’s office.

There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire was investigated by Deputy Fire Mashal Jamie Rodeheaver.

Damages to the residence were estimated at $60,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents.

The fire occurred in the interior of the dwelling and was discovered by the owner, Ashley Spady.

Twenty-five volunteer firefighters from Oakland, Deer Park and Terra Alta, W.Va., and Southern Garrett Rescue Squad responded to the scene. Units were on the call for 2 1/2 hours, according to the Garrett County 911 center.

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact the fire marshal’s office at 301-766-3888.

Garrett County Sheriff’s Office and Potomac Edison personnel also responded.

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