Prince George's County Firefighters responded mutual aid to Montgomery County for a reported house fire as a thunderstorm rolled through the area. At around 5:45 am, firefighters from Calverton Fire/EMS Station #841 and Beltsville Fire/EMS Station #831 responded to the 2700 block of Shanandale Drive in Silver Spring. Firefighters from #841 arrived and advised of a 2-story single family home with fire showing from the rear of the house.
Additional units from Prince George's County responded on a "working fire" dispatch included Berwyn Heights Fire/EMS Station #814 and Battalion Chief 884.
Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services had incident command and their investigators were looking into the possibility that a lightening strike ignited the fire.
For additional information please contact the Montgomery County DFRS Public Information Office.