Three cats, one dog perish.
Urbana, Md (KM) The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Urbana on Monday.
Sarah Campbell, a spokeswoman for County Fire and Rescue Services, says initial units were dispatched at around 9:43 AM to a house fire at 2923 Roderick Road. “The units arrived on scene they did observe fire coming from the first and second-floor windows. They struck the Rapid Intervention Dispatch and requested the tanker task force,” she says.
Additional fire fighters from surrounding jurisdictions were sent to the scene, along with personnel from Montgomery County. All in all, up to 60 fire fighters battled the flames, she says. “They spent about three-hours to knock down the bulk of the fire,” says Campbell. “And than additional three hours performing extensive overhaul, cleanup, thinks like that.”
There were no injuries from this fire. “They did locate, unfortunately, one dog and three cats that perished in the fire,” says Campbell.
The owner of the home has been displaced. He was not home at the time of the fire.
Campbell says fire marshals were able to get inside the home and conduct their investigation, which may take a considerable amount of time. “They have to interview the homeowner. They’re going to interview neighbors, witnesses. They’re going to obviously do a lot of digging and figure out where this stems from,” she says.
Right now, there’s no damage estimated available, but Campbell says it’s “very extensive.”