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Woodbine fire leaves dog dead, sends person to hospital; house deemed '50 percent' loss

A residential fire in Woodbine displaced a family, killed a dog and did significant damage to the house before firefighters from six companies brought it under control in a little under an hour Monday night.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal on Tuesday said one occupant of the home, located in the 7000 block of Woodbine Road in Woodbine, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to treat minor smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

The one-alarm fire took about 30 minutes to control, the State Fire Marshal said. One dog died in the fire, though another was rescued, officials said.

The fire began in the living room, where one of the occupants discovered it.

According to Robert Farver, public information officer for Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, the initial service call for the fire was received at 6:02 p.m.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at about 6:21 p.m., and found one side fully involved — that is, on fire — and immediately began “trying to make an attack to put the fire out,” Farver said.

Finding heavy fire conditions, they alerted the tanker task force for additional water supply, Farver said. Some 40 to 45 firefighters fought the blaze.

He described the house as about a 50 percent loss.

“The top back half of the house is gone,” he said, adding that high winds “probably helped move it along some.”

He said the family living in the house was displaced and that the Red Cross had been contacted. The State Fire Marshal estimates the structure loss is valued at $50,000 plus $25,000 in lost contents.

There was no smoke alarm, fire alarm or sprinkler present, according to the State Fire Marshal. .

Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company joined Winfield as co-leads in extinguishing the fire, Farver said. Companies from Mount Airy, Sykesville, West Friendship and Glenwood also responded and assisted in putting it out.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating.

Carroll County Times reporter Cody Boteler contributed to this article.

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