Three dogs die in Bushwood house fire

Photo Courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal

Update Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a  house fire that killed three dogs Thursday evening. 

On Nov. 15 just after 6:30 p.m., crews from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 36800 block of Sandy Lane, Bushwood for the report of a house fire.

Upon arrival, units discovered a single-story home with heavy fire on side of the home. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the fire was controlled in 10 minutes and caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage to the house. 

According to the Deputy Fire Marshal's report, "The occupant of the residence discovered the fire located in a living space of the residence.  The occupant escaped without injury; however, three dogs perished as a result of the fire." 

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6834.

Update - 7:24 p.m.

The fire is reported to be out. Unfortunately, according to scanner activity, three dogs were found deceased during a search of the home.  

BUSHWOOD, Md. - Nov. 15, 6:37 p.m., crews responded to Pleasant Lane between Meadow Road and Hilltop Drive for the report of a house fire. 

Reports from the scene say the fire is "well-off" with heavy fire on the side of house. According to scanner activity, the homeowner says a space heater exploded causing the house to catch fire. 

Crews are on scene. Avoid the area. 

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