Family loses home after Howard County fire

WOODBINE, Md. - A family lost their home in Howard County this afternoon.

The units responded to 16185 Ed Warfield Road in Woodbine, Md. shortly after 2:00 p.m., where at the fire's peak, officials say as many as 50 firefighters reported.  The Howard County Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll counties.

When firefighters first arrived to the scene, they found heavy fire and smoke conditions on both floors of the two story, single family house.  The two occupants of the home had evacuated prior to the fire department's arrival.

At present there have been no civilian or firefighter injuries.  Fire investigators are currently working on scene to identify the origin and cause of the fire.

Damage estimates have not yet been determined, but the house is expected to be posted as uninhabitable later this afternoon.

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