FLINTSTONE, Md. (AP) — Corrections officials say a dog with the K9 unit at the Cumberland prison complex died when the car it was traveling in caught fire. A second corrections dog was rescued by two officers, who were not hurt.
According to the Allegany County 911 Emergency Center, a car fire was reported about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 68 in Flintstone.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Sunday Brings Clear Skies Brightening The Holiday Weekend
Mark Vernarelli is a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. He says in an email that the two dogs and two officers were driving to the Cumberland complex, where they were assigned.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire Amid Thunderstorm In Baltimore's Riverside Neighborhood
Vernarelli says the dog that died had recently completed the K9 unit’s training program, in which dogs are trained contraband detection and patrol.MORE NEWS: Fourth Of July Fireworks Return To Baltimore's Inner Harbor
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