Two dozen residents were displaced Wednesday night following a fire at an apartment building in Glenmont.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) firefighters responded to 2370 Glenmont Circle at about 11 p.m. to a rapidly advancing fire, according to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. There were no serious injuries reported, he shared on Twitter. Some residents were alerted by smoke alarms and some were safely assisted out.
Damage is estimated to be about $600,000 and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Piringer said 85 firefighters responded.
The Red Cross provided families with emergency housing Wednesday night, according to Patrick Campbell, Senior Emergency Manager for Mass Care and Recovery with county Health and Human Services.
ICYMI (10/5 Wednesday nite ~11p) Glenmont Circle, @mcfrs firefighters arrived to encounter a rapidly advancing fire, smoke alarms activated & alerted some residents while others were safely assisted out, no serious injuries reported, >2 dozen residents displaced @MontgomeryCoMD https://t.co/Px0A5oVBcQ pic.twitter.com/OeGtgSRUpX
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 6, 2022
In response to the Glenmont Forest Fire last night @MoCoDHHS proactively outreaching to the families today, thank you @RedCrossNCGC for providing families with emergency housing last night. pic.twitter.com/qpBDYmkonr
— Patrick M. Campbell (@Patrickcamp100) October 6, 2022