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Lovettsville fire kills three pets, displaces eight residents

Three pets died in an early-morning fire in Lovettsville Saturday. The fire displaced eight residents and caused $525,000 worth of damages.

The fire is believed to have been caused by improper disposal of smoking materials, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.

At 5:15 a.m., fire and rescue personnel from Lovettsville, Purcellville, Hamilton, Frederick County, Maryland, Lucketts and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue command staff responded for a house fire at 27 Cooper Run St. in Lovettsville. Firefighters arrived at the single-family home and encountered significant fire and smoke conditions in the rear and on two floors of the home, officials said.

The homeowners were alerted to the fire by a neighbor. They were safely outside when firefighters arrived.

Fire crews immediately deployed hose lines to the rear of the structure. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down, responders entered the home to extinguish the remaining fire.

Crews remained on scene for an extended period of time performing extensive overhaul operations ensuring there was no additional fire. Members of Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad provided canteen services for the first responders working on scene.

The eight family members residing in the home escaped without injury, while three family pets were found deceased.

Additionally, three firefighters were transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation.

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