fatal fires

January 22, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Fatal Fires in Montgomery County

It’s been an unusual and busy start of the year for Montgomery County firefighters who have responded to three fatal fires this month. In 2013, there were three fire-related deaths during the entire year in Montgomery County. The first fire fatality of 2014 occurred on Jan. 8 when 4-year-old Lancelot Quarshie died in a Montgomery Village […]

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January 22, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Kensington Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Kitchen Fire

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a fatal kitchen fire in Kensington. It happened at 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 in the 3900 block of Decatur Avenue. At the scene, firefighters found a 70-year-old man severely burned in the kitchen area of the home. According to a fire official, preliminary information indicates the man was […]

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January 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Fatal Fire in Rockville

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating an overnight fire in the 12200 block of Braxfield Court of Rockville that has killed a man and displaced residents. It happened at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 16. According to fire officials, the first arriving units reported fire showing from a balcony at the complex and additional resources were […]

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January 8, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Child Dies in Two-Alarm Fire, 40 Residents Displaced

UPDATED A four-year-old boy was killed in a two-alarm fire at the Cider Mill apartment complex on Jan. 8 and several other residents were injured, according to Montgomery County fire officials. The blaze was reported shortly after 4 p.m. in the 18200 block of Lost Knife Circle in Montgomery Village. Firefighters used ground ladders to […]

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September 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

Fatal Fire at Leisure World

UPDATED 9/26 Montgomery County fire and rescue crews are investigating a fatal fire that occurred on Sept. 25 at a retirement community in Silver Spring. It happened at 12:20 p.m. in the 15700 block of Interlachen Drive in Silver Spring. This is a residential high-rise building located at the Leisure World community. Units arrived on the […]

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April 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo Silver Spring apartment fire

Apartment Fire Fatality (Photos)

UPDATED These photos tell the story of a dramatic rescue scene at a Silver Spring apartment building, on April 2, where several residents had to be rescued from a top floor balcony by firefighters. Over 100 firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze that was first reported shortly before 7 a.m. at the Montgomery Towers apartment […]

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