Olney Village Fire Displaces Two Families, Injures Firefighter

Several people were injured Tuesday morning in a 2 a.m. fire at two houses in the Olney Village neighborhood in the Brookeville area.

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said 70 firefighters were on scene responding to the emergency, and one of the firefighters has nonlife-threatening injuries. The firefighter is suspected of inhailing smoke, so he was taken to a nearby hospital.

The fire originated in the garage of one of the houses located on the 19000 block of Dubarry Drive. Piringer said the exact cause of the fire is under investigation but officials suspect it’s from “oily rags” that spontaneously combusted.

Firefighters were notifed about the fire at around 1:50 a.m. via smoke alarms, which also woke up sleeping residents who were able to get out of their homes.

Piringer said three civilians were evaluated on scene and were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

The estimated damage to the homes is estimated to be around $1 million, Piringer said.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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