HAGERSTOWN, Md (WJZ) — An accidental kitchen fire broke out in Washington County Wednesday afternoon.
A report from the Maryland State Fire Marshal said the two-story single-family home in the 18000 block of Wilderness Way near Hagerstown was on fire due to a faulty outlet next to a stove.READ MORE: Ocean City Braces For Massive Crowds Ahead Of Unsanctioned H2Oi Car Rally
The blaze was discovered by kids playing in the area.
Forty firefighters from the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Company were able to control the flames in 25 minutes.READ MORE: Morgan State Professor Files Lawsuit Against University Stating That She Was Paid Less Than Her Man Colleagues
No injuries were reported, although one of the homeowner’s pet cats died in the fire. Two dogs and two cats were rescued.
The fire marshal’s office estimates $100,000 in losses, including $75,000 for the home and $25,000 for belongings.
The residents are displaced and getting help from their neighbors.MORE NEWS: Harford County Executive Proposes Legislation To Set Term Limits On Future County Council Members