Reward of up to $10,000 For Information Leading to Arrest in Gaithersburg Arson

by Patrick Herron

Investigators continue to seek information regarding a house fire that occurred on April 1 around 1am at 16 Marquis Drive in Gaithersburg.  Around 65 Montgomery County firefighters arrived to heavy fire conditions throughout the two-story single family home. Two adults, two children, and one dog were displaced. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported. Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer reported that  damages totaled over $550K, including $300K to the structure of the home and $250K in contents.

Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigators determined that the cause of the fire was incendiary in nature. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477 or call the MCFRS Arson Tipline 240-777-2263. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. 



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