Gaithersburg House Fire Displaces Ten People (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A basement fire has displaced ten people from a house in the 8300 block of Cottage Hill Court in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer.

Piringer said one person was injured in the fire on Wednesday night. There were no working smoke alarms in the house, he said.

As for the cause of the blaze, Piringer said, it has been ruled accidental.

The Red Cross has been called to assist the displaced residents with housing.

Damage is estimated at $50,000, Piringer said.


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