On Sunday, March 27 at approximately 9 a.m. MCFRS units responded for the report of a house fire at 1608 Timberline Road in Silver Spring. Units arrived to find a two-story single-family house with heavy fire in the attached garage and heavy smoke coming from the roof.
Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control. There was some extension to the first and second floor with water and smoke damage throughout. The occupants of the home, a family of four, were not home at the time of the fire.
Damages were estimated to be $150,000.00 to the structure and $100,000.00 to the contents. The family of four has been displaced as a result of the damage.
The fire investigators determined that the fire originated in the garage and have listed the cause as accidental. There were no reported injuries to firefighters on scene.