WASHINGTON -- Two people are in the hospital tonight after a house fire nearly destroyed a home near Gaithersburg on Thursday night.
Pete Piringer, of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, says that a husband and wife were taken to the hospital after the fire on Warfield Road. The man is a disabled veteran, Piringer says, and his wife struggled to get him out of the house, so neighbors came over and helped him out -- along with the couple's pets.
The woman was taken to the hospital with symptoms of smoke inhalation; the man was also taken for observation.
Fire officials say the house has suffered hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of dollars in damage, and may be a total loss.
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