A house fire in Aspen Hill on Sunday resulted in more than $275,000 worth of damage, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.
There was one worker present at the time, Piringer shared on Twitter. The house was vacant and being renovated. There were no injuries.
The fire occurred in the 13800 block of Rippling Brook Drive near Hewitt Avenue starting in the attic and was accidental, according to Piringer. It is believed to be electrical in nature. There was significant damage.
A neighbor called 911 around 3 p.m. and alerted the worker that there was a fire.
The wind was 13 mph at the time, Piringer wrote.
Firefighters will be in the area where the fire occurred between 4-6 p.m. Monday to check smoke alarms and discuss fire safety with neighbors.
Feature photo via MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.
Update – Rippling Brook Dr, vacant house, being renovated (1 worker present at time); Origin/Cause, attic, accidental, believed to be electrical in nature; Damage >$275K; no injuries; neighbor called 911 & alerted worker (sole occupant) that roof was on fire https://t.co/Lqnjgv5EzV pic.twitter.com/g7BN1AEvV0
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 19, 2023