UPDATED Boyds House Fire Causes $1 Million in Damages (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)



UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters responded to a heavy house fire in Boyds on Thursday, March 10 that has displaced a family, according to a Fire and Rescue officials.

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the the two-story single family house fire on 18300 block Aspen Dale Court began in the garage and extended into the home.

The first arriving firefighters encountered heavy fire and requested a task force, Piringer said. Fire and Rescue officials said the fire caused a room above the garage, a brick wall of the garage, and parts of the roof to collapse. Officials said that the fire also damaged a neighbors home and four cars.

A family of five and their two dogs were alerted by a smoke alarm and escaped safely. Firefighters used heavy duty hose streams and large capacity nozzles to put out the fire, Piringer said. One firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for a check-up, officials said.

According to officials, the two-story house blaze caused an estimated $1 million in damages including; $750,000 in structure and vehicle damage. A neighboring home also sustained $75,000 in heat related damages, a fire official said. Officials said the fire is under investigation and the exact cause is undetermined at this time.

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Maureen Chowdhury

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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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