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ELKTON — An investigation is continuing after a blaze damaged a bedroom inside an Elkton-area home Wednesday night, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

An occupant called 911 at 8:13 p.m., after discovering the fire inside the residence in the unit block of Brick Hill Road, reported fire officials, who identified Marianne C. Carter as the owner/occupant of the two-story, wood-framed house.

Approximately 30 firefighters with area volunteer fire companies battled the blaze for about 15 minutes, before bringing it under control, according to fire officials. Singerly Volunteer Fire Co. of Elkton served as the on-scene command unit, fire officials reported.

The blaze caused an estimated $5,000 in structural damage, but it did not damage any contents, according to Sr. Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver J. Alkire, an agency spokesman.

MOSFM investigators determined that the blaze started in a second-floor bedroom, but, as of late Thursday afternoon, the cause remained under investigation, fire officials reported.

Anyone with information that might help investigators is asked to call the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Bel Air Office at 410-836-4844.

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