MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
For whatever reason the house had no electricity and occupants were using a gasoline powered generator on the exterior of the structure under a upper level deck. The generator ignited nearby combustibles which spread up the structure exterior including the wooden deck and then inside the homes interior.
The family was displaced and assisted by the County Citizen Services Unit.
No injuries were reported and fire loss is estimated at $100,000.
Images provided by Assistant Fire Chief Steve White.
|Rear of the house shows basement level and 2 upper floors. The fire started on the ground level, extended to the deck and into the homes interior.|