ELKTON, Md. (AP) — One firefighter was injured in a blaze that destroyed a home in Elkton.

The fire was reported about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday by a passing motorist who saw flames coming from the ranch-style home.

About 40 firefighters responded and battled the blaze for 45 minutes before bringing it under control.

One firefighter was treated and released from a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

Damage was estimated at $360,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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

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