2 Alarm Fire Closes Westlake Drive Near Montgomery Mall; Several Rescued

Updated Saturday morning with additional information on cause, injuries, and damage.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) were called to the scene of a 2-alarm fire on Westlake Drive near Montgomery Mall on Friday afternoon.

According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, crews arrived to find heavy smoke on the second floor of the apartment complex. As of 4:45pm most of the fire had been knocked down with several crews on the scene. Firefighters rescued and assisted several occupants and additional EMS units were called to the scene.

The fire was caused by a stovetop cooking mishap that caused clothing to be ignited and then discarded, which led to combustibles catching on fire. 1 firefighter and two civilians were injured and hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. There was approximately $300K in damage.


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