Friday, January 22, 2016

House Fire 12200 Block of Turley Drive

On today's date at approximately 1:40 PM MCFRS units responded to the 12200 Block of Turley Drive, North Potomac, for a report of a fire in the basement. Units arrived on scene and found a working basement fire in a two story, single family home. Firefighters quickly gained access to the basement and extinguished the fire.

The family of seven was home at the time of the fire. An occupant of the home had been using a stove in the basement prior to the fire and 5-10 minutes after the family member returned upstairs, the basement smoke alarm began sounding. All occupants safely evacuated the home.

One firefighter sustained a minor burn injury to the hand.

The family of seven was displaced and is now staying with family in the area. Damages were estimated to be $175K to the home and $50K to the contents. The fire is listed as undetermined.

MCFRS would like to remind all residents that working smoke alarms can save your life!


House Fire 12200 Block of Turley Drive

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