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Arson causes $50,000 in damage to Md. house

Friday - 8/31/2012, 4:06am  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Fire officials say arson is the cause of a fire that damaged a vacant house near Hagerstown.

The blaze was reported about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on National Pike. More than 50 firefighters worked for 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown ( http://bit.ly/RrUAWQ) reports that damage was estimated at $50,000. Authorities say the fire was set in the attic.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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