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Md. Warehouse Damaged In 3-Alarm Fire

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(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

RHODESDALE, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say a blaze has heavily damaged a 40,000-square-foot warehouse in Rhodesdale in Dorchester County. 

The fire was reported Wednesday about 3:20 p.m. the warehouse owned by Blackgold Farms. About 100 firefighters from 14 companies from Maryland and Delaware battled for an hour to bring the blaze under control. Damage is estimated at $600,000. There were no injuries. 

Investigators say employees doing remodeling on an interior wall accidentally ignited combustible materials with an acetylene torch. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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