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2 people jumped from burning Montgomery Co. home that collapsed, officials say

(Photo, Montgomery County Fire Department)

Two people were injured after they jumped from a major house fire in Gaithersburg that caused the home to collapse Thursday morning, according to authorities.

The Montgomery County Fire Department says they were called to the scene of the two alarm blaze in the 9200 block of Oriole Place some time after 4:50 a.m. Fire officials say all residents made it out of the building and that the two people hurt have non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the Washington Hospital Center burn unit.

Close to 100 firefighters responded to the blaze before they knocked down the majority of the fire and got it under control, according to the fire department. One firefighter was taken to the hospital but is expected to be released later Thursday. Authorities say a cat is still missing because of the incident.

The Montgomery County Fire Department says several families will be displaced because of the fire, which damaged a total of three homes.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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