Smoke Alarms Help Family Escape From House Fire In Allegany County



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The fire killed the family pet.


Westernport, Md (KM) The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says smoke alarms made the difference in a house fire in Allegany County early Monday morning as a family was able to escape the burning home. .

At 4:42 AM, fire fighters were dispatched to 218 Roosevelt Street in Westernport for a one-story, wood frame house on fire. They spent one-hour bringing the flames under control.

No humans were injured, but a pet cat perished in the blaze..

Damage is estimated at $87,000 to the structure, and $100.000 to the contents. . Officials say the fire originated in the basement near a natural gas heater. The cause remains under investigation

The Red Cross is assisting the family.



By Kevin McManus