No injuries after heavy fire in Rockville home -- Gazette.Net


Montgomery County firefighters put out a fire in the rear of a Rockville home Thursday morning.

The fire did not spread beyond the back of the house in the 600 block of Douglas Avenue, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Chief Scott Graham.

Based on initial information, the home’s occupants were inside when the fire started but exited safely, said Beth Anne Nesselt, a spokeswoman for the county fire and rescue service.

Nesselt said she did not know how many occupants were in the house.

Firefighters were dispatched around 7:45 a.m. and the fire was out around 10 minutes later, Nesselt said.

There were no injuries, she said.

Though the investigation on the origin and cause is ongoing, initial information indicates the fire was accidental, Nesselt said.

An estimate of the damage had not yet been made as of Thursday morning, Graham said.