The Howard County Fire Marshal is investigating a two-alarm house fire Tuesday in Woodbine.
The department responded to the fire in the 1500 block of Old Annapolis Road just before noon Tuesday. Everyone inside had safely evacuated before firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries, the department said.
Howard County Fire Department Public Information Officer Brad Tanner said two adults evacuated the house, and the Red Cross is offering assistance to them and their dog.
Old Annapolis Road is closed until the incident commander says it can re-open, Tanner said. The department advised people to avoid the area while firefighters were on the scene.
“It’s mostly local traffic in Woodbine. This is not a major traffic area,” Tanner said. He also said the road “should open soon.”
Firefighters from Carroll, Montgomery and Frederick Counties helped the Howard County Fire Department extinguish the fire, which took approximately two hours, the department said.
“It was a second-alarm fire so it brings more personnel,” Tanner said. “Also, because of the location of the fire in the western part of Howard County, neighboring departments helped respond.”
Tanner said over 30 units responded to the incident and “well-over 50 people” were on the scene. The firefighters never had to enter the burning building and were able to extinguish the fire from the outside.