Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a fire at the Elizabeth House apartment building at 1400 Fenwick Lane in Silver Spring on Friday morning around 2:45am. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, a maintenance worker located the fire on the 4th floor of the building and the fire was contained by the building’s sprinkler system.
One occupant was rescued and transported to the hospital due to smoke inhalation. Damage is estimated to be ~$80k, including water damage on 2-4 floors. Approximately 15 residents have been displaced. The cause of the fire was an electrical cord connected to a space heater.
Per @mcfrsPIO on Twitter: “Update – Elizabeth House, Fenwick Lane, 12-sty residential apt, initially dispatched as FA, 4th floor, fire in bedroom, fire extinguished, 1 adult Pri2 (smoke inhalation) being evaluated/transported by @MCFRS_EMIHS, some residents evacuated (others sheltered/secured-in-place)”
Update – Elizabeth House, automatic fire alarm, maintenance worker located fire (contained by sprinkler); FFs located 1 person in apt; Origin/Cause-electrical failure, electric cord to space heater; Damage, ~$80k; some Water damage (on 2-4 floors) many were vacant (renovation) https://t.co/qsrS7re478
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) February 17, 2023
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