Early Morning Fire in Wheaton Displaces Four Residents

In the early hours of Monday and with temperatures in the low 30s, a fire in Wheaton left four residents displaced and took the life of the family dog. 

More than 60 firefighters from Montgomery County and Fire Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to the residence located in the 2600 block of Harris Avenue. 

The fire began at about 2:30 a.m. and the four occupants inside the home were able to evacuate without any “obvious” injuries, according to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.  

While the exact cause of the fire is unknown due to the heavy damage, fire investigators believe the area of origin was an apartment addition located in the back of the home.

At the time of the fire, Piringer noted that there weren’t any working smoke alarms inside the Wheaton residence. The damage to the home is estimated at more than $275,000.  

Firefighters are expected to return to the Wheaton Crest/Hills neighborhood later this afternoon. This is part of the ‘After-the-Fire’ initiative that aims to discuss fire safety and fire prevention.


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