WASHINGTON — Two families, including a family of seven, are displaced after a two-alarm fire at a townhouse in Gaithersburg overnight Sunday.
Montgomery County Fire spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that no one was injured in the fire at 914 Bayridge Terrace. Firefighters arrived to the scene around 1:20 a.m.
Piringer says an outside light fixture caused the fire.
It’s estimated there are more than $225,000 in damages to the home.
The Red Cross is assisting the displaced families, Piringer says.
Update – 914 Bayridge Ter, Gburg, 2-sty Townhse, precautionary 2nd Alarm, no injury, several families displaced pic.twitter.com/MV0XrQ7Q5N— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 9, 2015
914 Bayridge Ter; Cause, outside elec light fixture; Damage,>$225K total, incl $125K structure, $100K contents pic.twitter.com/9mmyARndjM— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 9, 2015
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