MCFR Fights Fires Wednesday In Two Gaithersburg Apartment Complexes

No one was injured in either fire, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson said.

Firefighters doused two fires in Gaithersburg apartment complexes Wednesday, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson.

Around 3:30 p.m., MCFR officials were dispatched to the 9900 block of Shelburne Terrace for the report of a building fire, MCFR spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt said. Four hours later, they were sent to the 400 block of Christopher Avenue for a similar report.

Firefighters arriving at the Shelburne Terrace location reported a fire in the "breezeway/first floor" entranceway to the apartment complex, Nesselt said. Residents of the building were sheltered in place and the fire was put out at 3:40 p.m. without any injuries.

MCFR officials dispatched to the Christopher Avenue location found a fire in a third floor apartment, Nesselt said. The fire, believed to have started in the bathroom's exhaust fan, was contained to and put out in the room. 

No one was hurt or displaced due to the fire, Nesselt said.


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