Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a fire at the Shisha Lounge (13063 Wisteria Dr.) in Germantown on Tuesday night around 8:45pm. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, Fire Investigators determined that the fire originated in an employee area of lounge where smoking devices and tobacco is cleaned/changed out. A probable cause of the fire is improperly discarded smoking materials.
No injuries were reported and the fire was not large enough to activate sprinkler. Damages are estimated to be around $85K. The business is currently listed as “temporarily closed” on Google and we will post and update when more information becomes available.
Per @mcfrsPIO on twitter, “(~845p) 13000blk Wisteria Dr, Germantown, Hookah Lounge, dispatched for light smoke, FFs located fire in walls. fire extinguished @mcfrs PE729, PE722, T734, PE735, PE734, PE708, RS703, M729, BC705, BC703 & others responded”