A commercial building off of Route 7 in Aberdeen was damaged in an early morning fire Thursday, fire officials said.
According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the blaze was reported at approximately 4:41 a.m. by tenants of a commercial building in the 1000 block of Hardees Drive. Approximately 25 firefighters from the Aberdeen and Aberdeen Proving Ground fire departments brought the blaze under control in about 10 minutes.
The fire was traced to a commercial oven located in the interior of one of the building’s units; however, an exact cause has not been determined pending additional testing of the device’s electrical components, the Fire Marshal’s Office said in a release.
Damage to the building was estimated at $10,000, and damage to its contents was estimated at $19,000.