A dog died in a house fire in Wheaton early Monday morning, and a family was displaced, according to a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service official.
About 65 firefighters responded to a call for a house fire at 2:30 a.m. Monday in the 2600 block of Harris Avenue in Wheaton, Fire & Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said in a video posted on Twitter.
Everyone in the family made it out of the house, but a dog died, he said.
Update (~230a) 2609 Harris Ave. House fire; Cause, undetermined; Area of Origin, addition/apartment (off kitchen), @mcfrs Fire Investigators narrowed origin to a small refrigerator, TV, space heater (air/fan type) & possibly other items all plugged in; Damage >$275K; a dog died pic.twitter.com/aAwktNmK01
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 24, 2022
Fire investigators think the fire started in a room just off the kitchen, where several appliances were plugged in, including a refrigerator and space heater, Piringer said. However, they hadn’t determined the exact cause.
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