Last Sunday night in Maryland, there was a fire at a house owned by a deaf couple.
The fire started in the basement and a service dog was able to alert the deaf couple that the smoke alarm was blaring. The couple got out in time, but had smoke inhalation.
Around 40 firefighters from different cities came and stopped the fire within 20 minutes. One firefighter fell through the floor to the basement, but is okay. Sadly, two cats died in the fire.
The deaf couple was treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation and later released. The fire caused $50,000 in damage and destroyed around $50,000 worth of items. The Red Cross is helping them.
The couple also has three teen children, and apparently they were not at the home when the fire started. The cause of the fire is under investigation. This was in the city of Bel-Air (north of Baltimore).
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