Aberdeen Woman Rescues Dog From Fire - Family Of Five Displaced

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Credit: Office of the State Fire Marshall

ABERDEEN - A house fire on the 400 block of Holly Drive in Aberdeen on Monday left a family of five without a home, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshall.

Officials say an adult woman arrived at her one-story residence shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Monday. She heard smoke alarms going off inside her home, and when she opened the door, two of her dogs immediately ran out. In a heroic act, the woman was able to crawl through the house to find and rescue her third dog, which was locked in its cage.

The Aberdeen Fire Department says it took 45 firefighters around 20 minutes to control the blaze.

No injuries were reported, but fire officials say the blaze caused about $100,000 in damages. Harford County Disaster Assistance and the Red Cross are helping the displaced family while they search for a new home.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshall, the fire was started in the kitchen, but the exact cause remains under investigation.

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