More Than a Dozen Displaced After White Oak Townhouse Fire

Three townhouses were damaged in a fire that displaced 10 adults, five children, three dogs and a cat early Thursday morning in the White Oak area of Silver Spring.

Firefighters responded to the 11100 block of Columbia Pike around 1 a.m. Thursday morning to find fire in the attic of two townhouses. Approximately 85 firefighters responded to the scene.

Officials say damages to the three townhouses total $700,000. There are no reports of injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials say it was likely caused by an electrical fire in the ceiling area above a bathroom in one of the townhouses.

Firefighters will be in the neighborhood today after 6 p.m. to talk to residents about fire safety and escape plans.









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