Rockville Rooftop HVAC Fire Generates Large Volume of Smoke

by Cordell Pugh

Photo Courtesy of Twitter user @Mike_Swoop

Shortly before 12PM Tuesday, a large volume of smoke was visible across Montgomery County, and was determined to be originating from the roof of the The Monterey Apartments on Montrose just west of Rockville Pike. The fire was determined to be originating from a rooftop HVAC unit. The actual volume of fire was small, confined to HVAC units.

Career and Volunteer Firefighters rapidly got the fire under control and the thick black smoke quickly changed into lighter gray smoke indicating successful fire suppression.

Some occupants were evacuated and others sheltered in place. A large portion of the lobby was flooded due to a water line failure inside the building during the fire.

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