Building Fire in Rockville (Photos & Video)

flames2mcfrsUPDATED Montgomery County firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a one-story building at 1076 Taft Street in Rockville on April 14.

Montgomery County Fire Spokesperson Pete Piringer said on his Twitter account that approximately 100 firefighters responded to the scene and heavy fire was showing through the roof as many arrived. Piringer reported a partial building collapse as well. There were no injuries reported.

flames3mcfrsAccording to Piringer,  investigators believe the incident was an accident ignited by a spark from power tools that then caught nearby combustibles on fire. Piringer said the cost of damage, to the building and its contents, was estimated at one million dollars.

Piringer describes the site of the fire as a carpentry and building design shop. Some roads in the area of Taft Street and Gude Drive were closed this morning because of the large fire presence.

You can watch some of the firefighting action in this MyMCMedia extra video:


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Sonya Burke

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One Response to “Building Fire in Rockville (Photos & Video)”

  1. Karen O'Keefe
    On April 15, 2014 at 10:41 am responded with... #

    Love those pictures, that video.

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