A Montgomery County family has lost their home and two of their dogs after their Germantown townhouse went up in flames, according to officials.

The fire occured at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 19300 block of Elderberry Terrace in Germantown. One adult and a child were able to escape but officials said two dogs were killed in the fire.

The estimated damage is about $200,000.

kjacobson@washingtonexaminer.com