A basement fire displaced a family of five early Sunday morning in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials reported a fire had occurred at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at 10412 Gatewood Terrace in the Hillandale area of Silver Spring.
(~530a DST) 10400blk Gatewood Dr, Hillandale, Basement fire, 5 occupants all out on arrival; 2 evaluated by @MCFRS_EMIHS but not transported; Cause under investigated; ‘working’ smoke alarms activated & Occupant downstairs alerted remaining occupants; 5 adults, 1 dog displaced pic.twitter.com/aCHA2uWjfL
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 8, 2020
One adult was evaluated for a minor burn but did not require further medical attention. A dog was also displaced along with the family.
Investigators said it was an electrical fire, likely caused by a power strip. They determined that the cost of the damage dealt is greater than $250,000.
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