After Rodgers Forge House Fire, Some Dogs Reclaimed: Report


Paramedic/firefighter Caleb Spriggs rescued a puppy at a house fire in the 100 block of Brandon Road. (Photo courtesy of Baltimore County Fire Department)

TOWSON, MD — One person was hospitalized and 10 dogs were rescued from a house fire in Rodgers Forge recently, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the middle-of-the-group row house around 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, and they found smoke showing with “extremely cluttered conditions inside,” officials said. In a little more than 10 minutes, crews knocked the fire, and authorities reported they brought it under control by 1:20 p.m.

Crews rescued six puppies and their mother, a Pointer, while another three dogs were found downstairs and were expected to survive, officials said.

Investigators ruled the fire accidental, caused by an unspecified electrical failure in the area of the dining room at the home in the 100 block of Brandon Road.

The homeowner was on the front porch when police arrived before firefighters, officials said, and he was hospitalized with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Because the owner was hospitalized and the house was damaged, the puppies and dogs were taken to Baltimore County Animal Services, officials said. Firefighters treated the smoke and heat-exposed animals using a special oxygen delivery device designed for pets, according to authorities.

The owner reclaimed four dogs, WMAR reported on Monday. The other six may be put up for adoption.

All the dogs were in good condition, the Baltimore County Fire Department reported on Friday:

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