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Apartment Fire in Bethesda Displaces Two Families (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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Two families have been displaced after an apartment fire in Bethesda.

It happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that multiple 911 calls were received reporting an apartment fire on the 4300 block of Sangamore Road.

Piringer said that firefighters reported smoke coming through the roof of the apartment building. He said that the fire originated in the attic.

According to officials, firefighters were able to control the fire and extinguish it. Piringer said a total of 45 firefighters were on scene and the Red Cross is assisting the seven displaced residents. There were no injuries, he said.

According to Piringer, damage is estimated at $250,000. Officials believe the cause of the fire is electrical in nature, though it remains under investigation.

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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