House Fire Displaces Family in Olney (PHOTOS)

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A house fire on Broom Drive in Olney has displaced a family of four and their two dogs, according to a Montgomery County fire official.

Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer said smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire on Sunday morning shortly before noon. There were no injuries, he reported on his Twitter account.

According to Piringer, about 75 firefighters responded to the blaze. He said the fire appears to have started outside the house and under the deck.

Damages are estimated at $400,000, according to Piringer.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation but it has been ruled accidental, Piringer said.

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