The office of the state fire marshal has ruled the preliminary cause of a fire on North Division Street in Salisbury to be arson.
The blaze was reported around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at 911 N. Division St, a Go-Getters Inc. assisted living home, according to the fire marshal’s office.
One of two occupants was inside the residence at the time, the fire marshal’s office said, and photos from the Salisbury Fire Department show them being assisted off the roof. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to get the fire under control and no one was injured, the fire marshal’s office said.
Damage to the structure is estimated at $15,000. Damage to contents is estimated at $2,000.
The fire marshal’s office has determined, preliminarily, the fire was intentionally set, but declined to comment further on the matter.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Salisbury Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-713-3780.