Exotic pet store fire kills several animals, displaces 6 residents

RISING SUN, Md. - Several reptiles are dead and six people are displaced following a two-alarm fire at Jon's Exotic Pet Store in Cecil County.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports the fire sparked just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

When firefighters from the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene, they found visible smoke billowing from inside the pet store.

The pet store is located at 10 South Queen Street in Rising Sun.

Fire crews were able to make it inside the store, battle the fire, and get it under control in about 10 minutes, according to fire officials.

The Fire Marshal's office is still working to determine the cause of the fire.

Five adults and one child who lived in the apartments above the pet store were forced from their homes due to smoke damage.

There were no injuries. 

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