Update on Wednesday Afternoon House Fire in Poolesville that Caused $400,000 in Damages

by Patrick Herron

One family (5 adults, 1 child) are displaced after a fire at a 2-story home on the 16000 block of Edward’s Ferry Rd in Poolesville that occurred early Wednesday afternoon.  Around 70 MCFRS firefighters responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation but is believed to have started in the kitchen where there were multiple competent ignition sources, including an air fryer, stove top, and electrical wiring.

According to MCFRS Chief spokesperson Pete Piringer, a 12-year-old woke up to smoke in house, “ran down the long  2100’ driveway (to find help) & flagged down a passing motorist who called 911 reporting house fire.”

The 12 year old child was home alone at the time of the fire and was uninjured.  The home has been declared a complete loss and damages are estimated to be ~$300,000 structure and ~$100,000 contents.



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