Wheaton house fire kills dog, displaces 4 people

An early morning house fire in Wheaton, Maryland, killed a family’s dog and displaced four people.

An early morning house fire in Wheaton, Maryland, killed a family’s dog and displaced four people.

An early morning house fire in Wheaton, Maryland, killed a family’s dog and displaced four people.

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A family’s dog has died and four people were left without a home after their house in Wheaton, Maryland, went up in flames early Monday morning.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said a two-story house in the 2600 block of Harris Avenue caught fire around 2:30 a.m. Monday.



More than 60 firefighters responded to the scene and helped tame the flames within an hour.

The four people inside were able to self-evacuate without any injuries, but their dog, which was located on the second floor, did not survive.

Below is a map of the area:

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