Columbia fire injures two, kills dog

Home to be declared uninhabitable

  • Approximately 30 firefighters and paramedics were on the scene of a house fire in the 6100 block of Forty Winks Way in Columbia on Sept. 4.
Approximately 30 firefighters and paramedics were on the scene… (Handout photo Doug Walton,…)
September 04, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries and a dog was killed after a fire tore through a home in Columbia early Wednesday morning, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

A third person refused medical treatment.

About 30 firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene in the 6100 block of Forty Winks Way for a report of a fire about 4:45 a.m. and found heavy flames coming from a split-level home, officials said. They contained the fire within about 45 minutes, but remained on the scene as of 6:15 a.m. to ensure the fire did not reignite.

A damage estimate was not immediately available, but the house will likely be deemed uninhabitable, officials said. The displaced family will be staying with neighbors.

Fire investigators are working to determine a cause.

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