Man, 14 pets killed in 2-alarm Garrett County house fire

A man and his 14 pets were killed in a two-alarm house fire Wednesday morning in Garrett County.

The fire was reported around 9 a.m. at 70 Upper Green Glade Road in Swanton.

Officials say it took over two hours before the fire was placed under control.

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Photo via the Office of the State Fire Marshal

A 19-year-old was found dead inside the home. Authorities say 14 pets also died in the blaze.

The Red Cross is assisting other family members who were not home at the time.

Investigators are working to determine if the home had a working smoke alarm. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.