Two Alarm House Fire Causes $800,000 in Damage (Audio)



Over 75 firefighters responded to a two-alarm house fire that displaced a family at 2225 Kingshouse Road in Burtonsville early today.

Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the massive blaze ignited overnight and originated in the basement.

He said occupants were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm.

A firefighter was injured at this scene when he fell through the floor, Piringer said.

Piringer estimates damage at $800,000.

On his Twitter account, Piringer reported that a cat was also missing from the home. Piringer released the audio recording of fire and rescue mayday call which can be found here at 5 minutes into 52-minute recording.

According to Piringer, there is also a high pressure water main break down the street from the blaze. He said Peach Orchard Road was closed between Kingshouse Road and Seibel Road. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is on the scene.

Sonya Burke

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