Fire at Glenmont apt. complex causes $600K in damages

Sixteen adults and five children are without a home after a fire ripped through a three-story apartment complex on Glenmont Circle, near the 4th District Police Station.

It started around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle and continued into early Thursday morning.

The fire started on a couch outside and spread to a utility closet and then to the causeway for the air conditioning before going into the building.

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In Montgomery County, Maryland, 16 adults and five children are without a home after a fire ripped through a three-story apartment complex in Glenmont.

It started around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle, near the 4th District Police Station, and continued into early Thursday morning.

The fire started on a couch outside and spread to a utility closet and then to the causeway for the air conditioning before going into the building.



Around 95 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire.

Montgomery County fire officials say no one was seriously injured, but the fire caused around $600,000 in damage.

The cause of this fire is still under investigation.

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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