Electrical Fire at Sandy Spring Museum Causes $50,000 in Damage

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)‌ responded to a fire in the attic of the Sandy Spring Museum Monday night. An automatic fire alarm called MCFRS around 7 p.m.

Chief Spokesperson for the MCFRS Pete Piringer told WDVM-TV‌ that the fire seemed to be caused by “an overheated malfunctioning ceiling fan.” He said there was “pretty good” burning in the building.

The fire caused about $50,000 in structural damage. No artifacts were damaged and no one was injured.

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