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Blaze at North Potomac Home Causes Almost $1.5 Million in Damage
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Blaze at North Potomac Home Causes Almost $1.5 Million in Damage

Cody Calamaio for The Gazette.net reports that a North Potomac man, woman and dog are displaced after a fire Wednesday evening caused almost $1.5 million dollars in damage to their home, said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia.

After receiving a dispatch call at 5:21 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and Rescue deployed 60 firefighters to the blaze in the 13300 block of Query Mill Road, he said.

When fire and rescue crews arrived, a man with his dog said that everybody was out of the house, Garcia said. The two-level single family home had fire coming from every side and windows.

Because there is no municipal water supply in the area, six 3,500 gallon water tanks were sent to the scene, he said.

The fire caused significant damage to the home including the collapse of the second floor, Garcia said.

The fire took nearly an hour to control, and firefighters stayed on the scene until 7 a.m. Thursday to ensure fire did not flair up again, Garcia said.

The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.

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