Montgomery Co. family loses home in house fire

A family of five lost their home in a fire in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Monday.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials said the fire happened at a two-story home on Aspenwood Court near North Creek Lake Park.

The fire started in the chimney after a fireplace overheated in the house, spokesperson Pete Piringer said in a tweet.

Four adults and one child made it out of the home safely. There were no injuries reported.

Piringer said the approximate cost of the damage to the house is approximately $350,000.

Firefighters also rescued several dogs, hamsters and dozens of rabbits from the home.

WTOP’s Juan Herrera contributed to this report. 

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