UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate Townhouse Fire



UPDATED Dozens of firefighters responded to a townhouse fire in the 9900 block of Brookridge Court on Thursday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire official.

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said neighbors were evacuated as firefighters attacked the fire in the townhome community.

According to Piringer, 75 firefighters responded to the blaze and, he said, they were engaged in a “firefight,” at one point. At the scene, firefighters encountered a frozen hydrant and snow piles blocking fire lanes.

Piringer said one person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Damages are estimated at $225,000, Piringer said.

He added that the Red Cross is assisting the displaced family.

So far, no word on what sparked the blaze. You can find out more, here.

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