Update: Additional Information on the Fires That Occurred in Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village

by Patrick Herron
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4:30pm Update:

A fire at the Montgomery Village Eye Center (18310 Montgomery Village Ave Suite 140) around 1:20am is being investigated as arson in addition to the four other fires that occurred last night in the Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village area. 

Below is a photo of the stolen vehicle that was set on fire at Watkins Station Circle.

11am Update:

Police are ask that anyone with information regarding the several fires that occurred early morning 10/7 in Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village area contact Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Fire/Explosive Investigators at 240.777.2263 or contact your local police departments.

See our original report from this morning: Four Separate Fires That Occurred Overnight in Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village Under Investigation

WTOP reports that the fires began around 1:30am when a shed and fence were set fire outside of a home on Divot Road in Montgomery Village. Ten minutes later, a garage/connected house on Dellcastle Road caught fire. Shortly after a vehicle was set on fire near Travis Avenue. The last fire was at a strip mall off of East Diamond Ave, close to Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

Damages are estimated to be >$100K at the Dollar Choice, >$150K at Dellcaste Rd, and >$30,000 at Divot Pl.

Below are photos of some of the sites where the fires occurred.

Dollar Choice (8 E Diamond Ave)


Divot Place

Dellcastle Road

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Roxanne Serda December 14, 2021 - 6:45 am

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