Woman Seriously Injured in Poolesville Area House Fire

Another person escaped the Monday afternoon fire that severely damaged a home and vehicles


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A fire began around noon at a Poolesville home Monday.

Via Pete Piringer's Twitter

Updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday: A woman suffered potentially life-threatening burns in a fire that resulted in an estimated $750,000 in damages to a home and vehicles in the Poolesville area Monday.

The blaze began around noon on Sugarland Road in the northwestern portion of Montgomery County, according to fire department spokesman Pete Piringer.

Arriving firefighters encountered “pretty heavy fire conditions” in the garage of the home and several vehicles also caught fire, according to Piringer.

The woman, who was not identified, was transported to an area hospital burn unit with significant injuries, Piringer said. Another adult who was home at the time of the fire escaped without injury, according to Piringer. A family of four was displaced because of the significant damage to the home.

Firefighters had extinguished much of the fire by about 1:45 p.m. The blaze happened in an area not served by fire hydrants and crews used water supplied by tanker trucks to help them extinguish the fire. About 75 firefighters worked at the scene, according to Piringer.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined. The garage contained numerous possible sources of ignition and firefighters used heavy equipment  to try to determine the origin of the blaze, Piringer said. 

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