Baby Monitor Malfunction Sparks House Fire

10:02 AM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Fire investigators have determined that a fire that left $25,000 worth of damage to a Mechanicsville, Md. was caused by an electrical malfunction of a baby monitor.

The baby monitor was in the basement of a house in the 26800 block of Fowler Court. When the fire started, the smoke alarms went off and a resident there discovered the fire. 

Twenty firefighters arrived around 3:15 p.m. They brought the fire under control in approximately five minutes.

According to fire officials, the fire "significantly damaged" the basement. 

Family members are helping the residents of the home.

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