Fire Displaces 13 and Causes Estimated $800,000 in Damage

horizonfireA townhouse fire caused an estimated $800,000 in damage on Saturday and displaced 13 people from four town homes in Montgomery Village.

It happened in the 9600 block of Horizon Run Road.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said fortunately there were no injuries. He said investigators credited a 15-year-old boy with seeing the smoke and taking lifesaving action to help others, including his younger sister, exit a townhouse unit safely.

According to Piringer, investigators believe the fire was started by a child who was playing with matches.

Firefighters plan to return to the community today to talk with residents about fire safety and to check smoke detectors.

The smoke alarms were working in the damaged units, Piringer said.

The Red Cross is helping the community’s displaced residents with housing.

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One Response to “Fire Displaces 13 and Causes Estimated $800,000 in Damage”

  1. On November 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm responded with... #

    Wasn’t there another serious fire at Horizon Run Condominiums in the past 18 months?

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