350 Firefighters Fight Md. Warehouse Fire

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) -- More than 350 firefighters battled a 10-alarm fire that destroyed four warehouses and caused an estimated $2 million worth of damage, officials said.

People within a half-mile radius of the blaze, whose flames were visible from up to 20 miles away, were evacuated Saturday as a precaution. But residents were allowed to return to their homes once the fire was under control, said Dorchester County Emergency Management Director Wayne Robinson.

Officials called in 42 fire companies to assist. The fire, which started at a warehouse that stored wooden pallets, was contained but hotspots were expected to continue burning into the morning, officials said.

Robinson said there were no reported injuries and no word on how the fire might have started.

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