Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a fire at the Glenmont Crossing Apartment complex on the 2300 block of Shorefield Rd, off of Georgia Avenue, a little before 6am on Sunday morning.
According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, approximately 85 firefighters responded to the 2nd alarm fire and the fire was extinguished by 6:37am. At least five residents, including children, were rescued with ladders and others were assisted out of the complex. The occupants of the apartment where the fire originated closed the door behind them, helping to contain the fire. There were no serious injuries, but several families will be displaced.
More – 2nd Alarm Shorefield Rd @MontgomeryCoMD @mcfrs FFs arrived encountered occupants of 2nd floor (apt of origin) outside, several others were assisted/rescued by FFs, some via ladders & others by interior NOTE: residents of apartment of origin smartly closed door on way out https://t.co/GDrYH8CzrY pic.twitter.com/aCAETY4twA
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 1, 2023