Several families were displaced after a fire at a Wheaton-Glenmont apartment complex on New Year’s Day, per Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.
Firefighters rescued five residents, including several young children, according to Piringer. MCFRS responded to Glenmont Crossing on Shorefield Road around 5:45 a.m. There were no injuries.
Piringer said the fire was electrical in nature, originated in a second-floor bedroom from an outlet and likely involved a nightlight. Damage is estimated around $75,000.
On Twitter, Piringer wrote that residents in the apartment of origin “smartly” closed the door on their way outside after the fire started.
ICYMI (1/1 ~545a) 2300blk Shorefield Rd; Glenmont Crossing; @mcfrs FFs rescued 5 residents, including several young kids; Origin/Cause, electrical in nature, 2nd fl bedroom (electrical outlet, likely involved a nightlight); Damage, ~$75K; several families displaced; no injuries https://t.co/qUTWaSIS1s pic.twitter.com/8zrjk6n5t0
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 2, 2023