Apartment Fire on Georgia Avenue (Photos)


UPDATED Dozens of residents were evacuated from an apartment complex in Silver Spring because of a fire. Photo | MCFRS

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a two-alarm blaze that occurred at the Manor Apartments at 14300 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring on March 27.

Public Information Officer Pete Piringer reports on his Twitter account that dozens of residents were evacuated from the three-story structure. He said eight apartments were damaged in the blaze and multiple residents were displaced because of the fire and because the utilities were shut off to the building. The Red Cross was on scene to assist families with housing.

According to Piringer, the fire began on the third floor and there was some extension to the roof.

Damage is estimated at one million dollars. Piringer reports there was approximately $650,000 in damage to the apartment building and $350,000 in damage to the contents. The cause of the blaze has been ruled accidental, electrical wiring.

Piringer said firefighters will return on March 28 to talk about fire safety and to check smoke alarms.

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