Three die in Cumberland house fire

Cause of one-alarm blaze under investigation

December 11, 2011|By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

Three people died early Sunday in a house fire in Cumberland, according to the state fire marshal's office.

A passerby spotted fire in a two-story, single-family dwelling at around 3 a.m. and called 911, officials said.

Officials said that about 20 firefighters from Cumberland and Ridgely, W.Va., extinguished the one-alarm blaze within 20 minutes. The names of the victims were not released. Officials said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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