Two family dogs died in a Salisbury house fire over the weekend, but first responders were able to rescue a third, according to Maryland’s Office of the State Fire Marshal.
A news release shows a neighbor reported the blaze Sunday at about 3:25 p.m. at a single-story home on Prince Street. The Salisbury Fire Department was the primary agency on scene and it took 22 firefighters about 10 minutes to get the fire under control.
An investigation by the fire marshal’s office determined the fire was a cooking-related accident that started in the kitchen.
Though two family dogs died, firefighters were able to rescue a third dog, which was taken to the Pet ER in Salisbury.
Crews from Fruitland and Pittsville also responded, according to a Salisbury Fire Department Facebook post, and firefighters worked the scene for a little less than two hours.
The fire marshal’s office said the fire caused an estimated $55,000 in damage to the home and its contents.
The residents are now being aided by the American Red Cross.