MCFRS Respond to House Fire in Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village on Sunday Evening

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services responded to a house fire in 19900blk of Buhrstone Dr. (off Wheelwright Drive near Apple Ridge Road) in Montgomery Village on Sunday around 4:40pm, according to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer.  Around 75 firefighters responded to the scene. All three levels of the town house were involved when firefighters arrived. 

One firefighter was transported to the hospital after they are believed to have fallen from the 2nd floor to 1st, but they have been released and there were no serious injuries reported. According to Piringer, the “TH of origin was unoccupied at time of fire, neighbors were not home & will be displaced as result of damage (family of 6) additionally, FFs located/rescued 6 cats & 2 birds in adjoining TH.”  The fire was under control around 5pm.  Damages are estimated to be around $550K and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.



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