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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.