MCFRS Respond to Attic Fire in Gaithersburg Monday Morning

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to an attic fire in the 18600 blk of Chickadee Ln., off Quail Valley Blvd in Gaithersburg on Monday morning. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, the alarm company notified the homeowner, however the alarm/call to fire department was initially cancelled/delayed. The fire was electrical in nature and caused by a bathroom exhaust ceiling fan. The house was unoccupied at the time and damage is estimated to be ~$35K.

Per @mcfrsPIO on Twitter: “Update – Chickadee La, TH, small fire in attic, in area of a exhaust vent fan, fire is out, a little extension around fan, no injuries”



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