Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a house fire on Hiawatha Ln. in Derwood on Thursday morning. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, the bulk of the fire was in basement of the townhome and has been extinguished. All occupants are reported to have made it out of the home safely and firefighters are checking neighboring exposure. There were no injuries reported. According to Montgomery County Police, Crabbs Branch Way is closed between Indianola Dr. and Redland Rd. as the result of fire rescue activity. Drivers should expect delays and seek an alternate route.
Per @mcfrsPIO on Twitter: “Update – Hiawatha Lane, 3-level TH, heavy fire conditions all occupants are reported out, @mcfrs RS717, AT740, A703 & others assisting”
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) April 13, 2023