Update on Saturday’s Fire in Olde Towne Gaithersburg That Caused $1.5 Million in Damages

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the Diamond Auto Clinic located at 110 E Diamond Ave in Gaithersburg around 6pm on Saturday, April 16.

According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS, an employee was closing the shop for night, heard a ‘pop’ and saw a fire in the rear of the building.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and currently under investigation.

Damages are estimated to be close to $1.5 million ($1M building/$500K contents). The building was ruled as a total loss.

Nearby buildings were evacuated and there we no injuries reported.

Around 85 firefighters responded to the scene.

 

 

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