By CBS Baltimore Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) —  Fire officials are investigating a three-alarm fire in Dorchester County that took the lives of three people, including an 8-year-old girl, and injured two others.

Firefighters responded to a call for an apartment fire in the 400 block of High Street in Cambridge at 12:22 a.m.

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A neighbor called 911 after seeing a home engulfed in flames. The fire was coming from the interior of the three-story brick building that houses two apartments.

It took 75 firefighters 90 minutes to get the fire under control.

A 31-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Tidal Health in Salisbury with serious injuries. She will be flown to a Baltimore area hospital for additional treatment.

An 11-year-old girl was taken to Tidal Health for minor injuries after she was rescued from the second-story landing of a home by a Maryland State trooper and a Cambridge Police officer. She has since been released.

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An 8-year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man died in the fire.

Their bodies will be taken to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore to determine exact cause of death.

Investigators are trying to determine an origin and cause for the fire.

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CBS Baltimore Staff