LOTHIAN, MD (FAN) - Smoke detectors may have saved a Lothian family, after a fire broke out in their home. Officials say, around 5:20 A.m., Firefighters were dispatched for reported house fire in the unit block of Mullen Ave in Lothian. Smoke alarms could be heard by the 911 operator as they gathered the information. When firefighters arrived, their initial report suggested no fire. That was quickly changed to smoke in the basement.
As crews established a water supply and made entry, a safety message was sounded advising the had fire burned through to the first floor leaving a hole. In a strategic effort to save the home, command requested a "Second Alarm" with additional tankers for water. At least two adults have been displaced by the fire, including one dog.
Fire officials say no one was injured in the blaze. There was no dollar (loss) amount was available, and cause of the fire is under investigation.