MCFRS Respond to House Fires on May 23 and 24

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services are on the scene of a fire in a detached garage in the 13300blk of Old Columbia Pk. in the Burtonsville area, according to MCFRS Battalion Chief Steve Mann.  The fire has been knocked down and investigators are in route. There were no injuries reported. Old Columbia Pk. is closed in the area of Cherry Hill and Fairland. Drivers are being advised to seek alternate routes and to expect significant delays. MCFRS responded to the call around 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

MCFRS responded to a porch fire on Monday evening around 7pm the 7300blk Warfield Rd. near Woodfield Rd in Laytonsville a. The fire, which was described as a “cooking mishap,” was quickly extinguished with minimal extension. There were no injuries reported and damage is estimated to be around $40,000 ($30k Structure/$10k Contents) according to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS’ Pete Piringer. Photos of both incidents below:


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