Update on Thursday’s House Fire in Gaithersburg 

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a house fire on the 8700blk of Lochaven Dr. near Sabbath Ct, off of Warfield Rd. in Gaithersburg on Thursday, April 14 at 12:15pm.  First arriving units reported heavy fire in the garage and the bulk of fire was knocked-down by 1pm.

According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, the homeowner was doing repair work and cut a water pipe within the garage walls. Combustibles were too close to the heat source (cut pipe), which caused the fire.

Damages are estimated to be between $99K-150K.

The home was located in a non-hydrant area and around 85 firefighters responded to the scene.

Due to the activity, Goshen Rd. was temporarily closed at Warfield Rd.




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