Heavy fire and smoke was seen pouring out of the first floor of the home, when firefighters from three counties arrived shortly after 7 a.m.,
The owners of the home were able to escape with their child before rescue crews arrived. Officials say the family attempted to re-enter the home, but due to heavy smoke and fire they were unable to rescue their animals.
The fire caused $200,000 in structural damage and $25,000 in personal items.
No one else was injured in the fire.
The Winfield Fire crew from Sykesville was the first on scene according to the department. Other fire crews responding included Lisbon, Glenwood, West Friendship, Mount Airy and Gamber.
The fire started on the on the home’s rear deck, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshall. The cause has not been determined. The homes smoke alarm was activated, no sprinklers were present in the home.
Windy conditions are believed to be the culprit in the spread of the fire
The occupants are being assisted by family members.