Potomac House Fire Causes an Estimated $1.1 Million in Damages (VIDEO & PHOTOS)



UPDATED 6.13.16 8:55 p.m. Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire at 14001 Gorky Drive on Monday afternoon.

Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said over 60 firefighters battled the blaze that caused an estimated $1.1 million in damages.

Piringer said two dogs died in the fire and a family of four has been displaced. There was no one home when the fire occurred, according to Piringer.

According to Piringer, the blaze appears to be accidental and may have ignited in the garage. He said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

UPDATED 2:56 p.m. Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in Potomac Monday afternoon.

According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the single family home is located at 14000 block of Gorky Drive.

Several nearby fire hydrants were used to put out the fire Piringer said.

Piringer said residents were not home at the time of the fire, but several pets were unaccounted for. No firefighter injuries were reported, he said.

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About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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