High Rise Apartment Fire in Silver Spring

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A residential apartment fire at 1220 East West Highway was contained by a sprinkler system on Dec. 29 in Silver Spring.

That’s the word from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer who said the fire in a 7th floor apartment of the 16-story building caused an estimated $5,000 in damage.

No one was home at the time of the fire, Piringer said.

According to Piringer, the cause of the fire was a computer overheating or electrical in nature.

Piringer noted on his Twitter account that the sprinkler system was a retrofit.

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Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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