One person injured in Montgomery County fire
Samantha Mitchell, WJLA/ABC7 with permission
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) – A fire that broke out at Montgomery Village on Monday evening has caused several adults and children to be displaced, fire rescue officials say.
According to Montgomery County Fire Rescue’s PIO Pete Piringer, the fire happened at a three-story apartment building located on 9906 Walker Rd.
Investigators believe the cause of the fire was from electrical outlets or wiring and it started at the terrace level of the apartment complex in a living room behind a sofa.
One resident of the apartment complex was injured due to smoke inhalation, fire rescue officials say, and has been hospitalized.
Fire rescue officials are estimating there to be about $500,000 worth of damage.
Red Cross is working with a total of 17 people who have been displaced by the fire, including four apartments with several families and a few pets.