Multiple Fires Displace Several Residents in Rockville and Glenmont


Four residents were displaced following a house fire on the 2800 block of Urbana Drive in Glemont Saturday evening.

Firefighters with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue believe the fire started in a second floor bedroom where a window air conditioning unit caught fire. The air conditioning unit dropped to the ground and caused the siding of the house to catch fire as well. The fire extended to the roof and attic area, according to investigators.

Units arrived to the scene around five in the evening. No injuries were reported. Investigators estimate roughly $35,000 worth of damage.

Later Saturday evening, 75 firefighters responded to the 13700 block of Dowlais Drive in Rockville for a reported house fire.  Investigators believe wiring issues on the outside of the home cause the fire. It took units roughly a half an hour to contain the fire.   A family of three and one dog were displaced. No injuries were reported, according to Pete Piringer,  spokesperson, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Officials estimate roughly $400,000 worth of damage.

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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