Early Morning Germantown Fire Destroys House


Firefighters responded to a home in Germantown around 5 a.m. Thursday morning to find the home engulfed in flames. Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Pete Piringer says the homeowner discovered and reported the fire upon returning home.

Piringer said the blaze occurred in the 21000 block of Emerald Drive.

When entering the home, one firefighter fell through the floor, was quickly rescued, but was not seriously injured. There were no other injuries, according to Piringer’s Twitter account.

Officials say there was a significant amount of structural damage to the home and it is not safe to occupy.

Piringer said damages are estimated at $750,000.



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