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Three People Injured During Westover House Fire

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WESTOVER, Md. - Three people were rushed to the hospital from a house fire in Westover, the cause is still under investigation at this time.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire started around 9:50 PM on Wednesday, at a home on Shelltown Road. The blaze, which was discovered by the occupants, took 40 firefighters from three local fire departments, an hour to control.

Two adults and a three-year-old child were taken by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where they were treated for minor smoke inhalation injuries, and released. Officials say there were smoke alarms in the home, but they apparently weren't working.

Damages reportedly are estimated to total $45,000. At this time, both what caused the fire, and where the fire started, remain under investigation by the Fire Marshal's Office. The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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