COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Two dogs were rescued from a house fire in Columbia early Monday morning, Howard County fire officials said.
Just before 9 a.m., firefighters and paramedics were called to the 5500 block of Bluecoat Lane in Columbia for multiple reports of a house fire.READ MORE: Repeated National Guard Missions In DC Trigger Frustration, Denials
When they arrived they saw heavy fire showing from the second floor and through the roof of the structure. Crews began fighting the fire outside before moving inside.
They did not find any people inside, but two dogs were rescued and treated with oxygen on the scene via pet oxygen masks, and taken to a local veterinarian facility.READ MORE: Former Harford County Councilman, Town Commissioner 'Capt'n Jim' Dies At 42, Visitation April 30
Fire officials said the dogs seem to be doing fine and were alert at the veterinarian.
The fire took less than 30 minutes to get under control and was completely extinguished.MORE NEWS: Under Armour Downsizes Port Covington Headquarters Plan
The American Red Cross is helping two people displaced.