Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a vehicle fire inside of a parking garage at Westfield Wheaton Mall on Thursday morning. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, the fire was located on the lower/ground level of a garage near JCPenney’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The vehicle was ‘well-involved’ when firefighters arrived and the fire has been extinguished.
The vehicle was unoccupied at the time and there were no injuries. Piringer noted that there were no fire sprinklers in the parking garage. Some roads in the area were blocked and drivers should expect residual delays. Per @mcfrsPIO on twitter: Westfield Wheaton Plaza, 11100blk Veirs Mill Road, parking garage IAO Between JCPenney’s & Dicks Sporting Goods, vehicle fire, ground level, @mcfrs PE718, PE705, PE719, PE716, E754B, AT719, PT725, RS742B, A742B, BC701, BC702, SA700, C705 & others responding & on scene
Update – Wheaton Plaza, parking garage, ground/lower level, car fire, single vehicle involved, fire extinguished, vehicle unoccupied, no injuries, BTW No fire sprinklers in this garage https://t.co/HqaycMKThD pic.twitter.com/K2rzN7HA14
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 22, 2022