• Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Wix Google+ page

Closed Door, Smoke Alarms Save Family During Germantown Fire

July 27, 2018

Fire officials are crediting a closed door with containing the flames and smoke of a fire which broke out Friday morning at Germantown townhouse.

   Montgomery County Fire Rescue Units responded to the 13000 block of Thyme Court in Germantown at about 7:15 am on Friday, July 27 for the report of a fire in the basement.

   According to MCFRS senior spokesman, Pete Piringer, the fire was actually in a bathroom in the basement of the townhouse and because the bathroom door was closed the fire and smoke was contained to the room of origin. Piringer said the fire was the result of a malfunction in the bathroom exhaust fan. Burning fan components fell on the floor of the bathroom.

   He said the smoke alarms alerted the family and all occupants of the house were able to exit residence without injury. According to Piringer, the residents closed doors behind them as they escaped the townhouse which further contained smoke and fire. As a result, it is estimated that only about $3,000 in damage was done to the townhouse.

 

Photo courtesy MCFRS.

 

Please reload

Please reload

Featured Posts

Thank You, Germantown, for Five Amazing Years

Morning Storm Floods Many Germantown Roads, Create...

Spirit Comeback Falls Short in 2-1 Loss to North C...

Germantown Glory Fireworks Set to Celebrate the 4t...

Spirit Hope to Remain Unbeaten as They Host Defend...

Germantown Woman Set to Compete for Hot Dog Eating...

Three Teen Girls Sent to Hospital After an Assault

Montgomery County DLC is Changing Its Name to Alco...

Council Reappoints Anderson as Chair of Planning B...

County Forces Planet Fitness to Stop Giving Free P...

Germantown Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter and Ar...

Germantown Market Cited for Selling Egg-Bearing Fe...

Montgomery College Selects Builder for $40 Million...

Council Passes Bill to Allow Tenants to Terminate...

County Leaders to Host Conversation on Racial Equi...

Sullivan Strikes as Spirit Draw on the Road at Rei...

1/1
Please reload

Germantown Pulse has stopped production
of original content for this website,
as of Aug. 1, 2019.
Germantown Pulse continues to provide news and information from other local source through links on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Thank you to our loyal readers and advertisers for a wonderful and fulfilling five years.

Germantown Pulse

Thank You, Germantown, for Five Amazing Years

July 19, 2019

Morning Storm Floods Many Germantown Roads, Create...

July 8, 2019

Spirit Comeback Falls Short in 2-1 Loss to North C...

July 1, 2019

Germantown Glory Fireworks Set to Celebrate the 4t...

July 1, 2019

Spirit Hope to Remain Unbeaten as They Host Defend...

June 28, 2019

1/3
Please reload