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Two Firefighters Hurt Battling Dickerson Blaze

Fire destroys home early Saturday on Mouth of Monacacy Road; injuries were considered non-life threatening

Two firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in Dickerson on Saturday, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service said.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Scott Graham told The Gazette that the fire completely destroyed the home, leaving its two residents displaced.

Fire officials said in a statement that the firefighters' injuries were considered non-life threatening. One fireman suffered second-degree burns on his hand; the other firefighter was “mildly shocked” when an eclectic line touched the home’s aluminum siding.

The residents were not injured, according to the statement.

At around 3:30 a.m., rescuers responded to reports of a house fire in the 19700 block of Mouth of Monacacy Road. Residents said they were awakened by smoke from a wall around a stovepipe but were unable to douse the fire, according to the statement. 

The blaze was deemed accidental, originating in or around a wood stove.

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