Early Morning House Fire Causes ~$100K in Damage; Three People Displaced

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a house fire in the 7200blk of Maple Ave in Takoma Park around 5am on Friday, March 17. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, the cause of the fire is still under investigation but it appears to have started in the basement of the home and involved mattress/bedding. There were no injuries reported.  Damage is estimated to be ~$100K (contents/structure) and three adults have been displaced. One resident of the home is unaccounted for but was likely not home at the time of the fire as the family had reported them as a missing person, according to Piringer.

Per @mcfrsPIO on Twitter: “Update – Maple Av, Takoma Park, house fire; Origin & Cause, still under investigation, however it appears to have started in basement, involving mattress/bedding, etc; Damage estimate ~$100K (contents/structure); 3 adults displaced (Red Cross assisting)”


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