A two-alarm house fire in the Dayton area of Howard County early Sunday morning displaced a family and caused extensive damage, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
Just before 12:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 5000 block of Ten Oaks Road. First units there found fire showing from a two-story log cabin style house, located about 1,500 feet off the main road.
A second alarm was requested, bringing additional personnel and water tankers to the scene. It took about 50 firefighters and 60 minutes to bring the fire under control. Officials said there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Five adults who were home when the fire started were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
The home sustained heavy damage and is expected to be a total loss, officials said. Fire investigators responded to the scene and an investigation is under way.
This section of Howard County has very few fire hydrants, so crews water tanks to supply fire department tanker trucks during the incident, according to fire officials.
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