Fire at Chevy Chase Home Causes $750K Worth of Damage

Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday morning in Chevy Chase that caused about $750,000 worth in damage.  

The fire started around 2:45 a.m. in a two-story, single-family home on the 5100 block of Westport Road in the Wohlshire neighborhood of Chevy Chase. 

Approximately 85 firefighters battled the fire which had spread throughout the home. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. 

According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the fire originated in the kitchen and is believed to have been caused by the spontaneous combustion of oily rags.  


Firefighters returned to the neighborhood Monday to check smoke alarms and discuss other safety items as part of the County’s After-the-Fire initiative.

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