Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) were called to the scene of a fire on Aventurine Way, off of Serpentine Way, in Fairland at approximately 9pm on Friday night.
According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, crews arrived to find a heavy fire with the occupants already out of the single family home. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined, but Piringer notes that it may have been due to an electrical failure in an exterior light fixture or smoking materials that ignited combustibles below the rear deck. There was approximately $600k in damage and five people were displaced. Two firefighters were injured with non-life threatening injuries.
Update (9p 3/27) 1900 Aventurine Wy, 2-sty SFH; Origin/Cause, undetermined, possible electrical failure (exterior lighting fixtures) or smoking materials, ignited combustibles below rear deck; Damage ~$600K; 5 people displaced; no injury; NOTE: PEPCO indicated meter tampering,too pic.twitter.com/dPor0qBHmF
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 28, 2023