Overnight Leisure World Fire Causes $350K Worth of Damage

Photo courtesy of Pete Piringer, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services

A fire in Leisure World, a housing community for “active adult living,” caused over $350,000 in damages Wednesday, according to tweets from Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. The fire caused $250,000 worth of damage to the structure of the house and $100,000 worth of damage to the contents of the house.

The fire started around 2 a.m. when a fire alarm failed to go off, according to Piringer’s tweets. All occupants of the house were able to leave the house. One resident was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening smoke exposure.

The cause of the fire is unknown. MCFRS is asking anyone with information regarding the cause of the fire to call the Arson/Explosive Tip Line at (240) 777-2263.

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About Grace Mottley

Grace Mottley is an intern for Montgomery Community Media. She studies at the University of Maryland, where she is majoring in multi-platform journalism.


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