FREDERICK, Md. (7News) — After a fire broke out at a Frederick County, Maryland home early Monday morning, a dog began barking, waking up the sleeping family members, according to officials.
Frederick County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Rusty Hahn says crews responded to a working fire in the 4000 block of Reels Mill Road just before 4 a.m. When crews arrived they found the house in flames.
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Hahn said about 50 to 60 firefighters were on the scene and it took them about 30 minutes to knock down the fire and one hour to get the fire under control.
Hahn says a Cairn Terrier, named Bear, kept barking till his owners woke up and noticed the fire. The two occupants and the dog all safely escaped the flames and called 911.
The fire was quickly distinguished but the home was completely destroyed, fire officials said. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
Officials on the scene are working to determine the cause of the fire.