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Sprinkler system no deterrent to fire that devastated home in Accokeek; only occupant safe with two dogs

The fire burned for more than 90 minutes and totally gutted the house. What did not burn off from the roof and 1st and 2nd floors collapsed into the basement. Fortunately, there were no civilian or firefighter injuries. A preliminary fire loss is estimated at $1.5 million.

Fire spread to house from shed; dog dead

The bulk of the fire was located in the rear portion of the house, including a detached shed which were well involved with fire. As firefighters battled to knock the fire down other firefighters were searching the structure for anyone still inside despite the intense heat and blinding smoke. Firefighters also extended hose lines to protect the houses on either side of the burning home from the radiant heat.

Both occupants had escaped the home safely prior to the fire departments arrival, however, a dog was found deceased inside the home.