Two People Displaced by Gaithersburg House Fire

Firefighters responded to the single-family home Thursday evening


A firefighter responding to a house on Brown Street.

Via Pete Piringer (Twitter)

A fire in a Gaithersburg house Thursday displaced two people although there were no injuries, a fire department spokesman said.

Firefighters responded to the 300 block of Brown Street in Gaithersburg before 5 p.m. and extinguished a small fire in the basement, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said.

The fire resulted in about $20,000 in damage, Piringer tweeted. The cause of the fire was undetermined but Piringer said Friday that investigators “have every reason to believe” that “discarded cigarattes or smoking materials” were involved.

Firefighters will return to the neighborhood tonight to share safety tips.

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