Residents Displaced After Fire in North Bethesda (VIDEO)


UPDATED A two alarm fire at the Gables on Tuckerman condominium homes in North Bethesda last night has displaced a dozen people, according to a Montgomery County fire official.

Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire occurred around 8:30 p.m. at Hampton Mill Terrace in the third level of a building. The condominium homes are two levels. According to Piringer, it took about 100 firefighters 15 to 20 minutes to get the blaze under control and longer to reach the hot spots. He said flames extended to the fourth level attic.

Piringer said the building was safely evacuated, and there were no injuries. He said damages are estimated at $400,000. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, he said. According to Piringer, the blaze was sparked by improperly extinguished smoking material.

According to Piringer, residents were sheltered in place at the complex’s community center last night. The Red Cross was also on site to assist the displaced residents with housing.  For a while, a portion of Tuckerman Lane between Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike was closed for the fire department’s response.

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One Response to “Residents Displaced After Fire in North Bethesda (VIDEO)”

  1. On February 17, 2017 at 12:13 pm responded with... #

    The zip code 20852 is Rockville. I lived here for several years from time they were new. The Gables is a condominium not an apartment.

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