Photo Credit: Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services via Facebook

PRESS RELEASE

Columbia, MD – Just before 4 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2019, fire fighters and paramedics from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) were dispatched to the 6400 block of Guilford Rd, in Columbia for multiple reports of a house fire. Crews arrived to find fire showing from the first floor. The residents of the home were home when the fire started. They were found to have safely evacuated prior to the arrival of fire fighters. Two dogs were rescued by firefighters and paramedics. They were reunited with their family at a neighboring house.

The fire took 30 minutes to control and was completely extinguished a short time later. The American Red Cross is assisting 5 adults, 1 (3yr old), and 2 dogs who are displaced, from the home where the fire started. The HCDFRS Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating this incident.

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My one and only comment…way to close to home and glad everyone including the animals are ok. Good job HCDFRS!!!

Images can be found HERE.

Scott E