2 Dogs Die in Chevy Chase Townhouse Fire

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) personnel responded to fire on a townhouse in Chevy Chase Drive near Hillandale Road around 2:40 p.m.  Sunday after a neighbor called 911, according to MCFRS Public Information Office Pete Piringer.

Two dogs, who were home alone, died in the fire that started in a kitchen.

The family was not home during the time.

The fire was caused when cardboard boxes were set on top of a stovetop in the kitchen and a resident inside the home likely ‘inadvertently’ and ‘unknowingly’ bumped the knob turning the stove on, according to Piringer. Damages are estimated at $200,000.

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