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Historic buildings destroyed by 3-alarm fire in Maryland

Historic buildings destroyed by 3-alarm fire in Maryland on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Md. Fire Marshal Office)

Two historic buildings were destroyed by a three-alarm fire in Cumberland, Maryland early Saturday morning, authorities said

According to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, it took around 125 firefighters and nearly four hours to contain the fire that started around 3 a.m. in the city's historic district.

Officials say, a cab driver passing through the area spotted the fire and alerted authorities.

Officials say the fire originated at the Delaney and Bender Law fire at 29 Prospect Square and spread to adjoining buildings with apartments, although not occupied when the fire broke out.

Damages are estimated at $500,000 and officials continue to investigate.

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