Three cars were totaled and numerous others were damaged in a fire at a Silver Spring parking garage on Cameron Street Monday morning.
The fire started around 9:30 a.m. at 8530 Cameron Dr., according to fire department spokesman Pete Piringer. Piringer said on his Twitter account that the fire is believed to be accidental and likely started in a mini-van. Piringer posted a picture of a totaled mini-van and two other totaled cars on his feed.
“Numerous” other vehicles as well as the garage itself were damaged, according to Piringer, and a structural engineer is evaluating the damage to the building. The fire happened on the third level of the garage and Piringer said damage was estimated at about $75,000 to the vehicles and $25,000 to the building. No injuries were reported.
Fire Investigators believe fire was accidental & origin w/ mini-van; a structural engineer is evaluating bldg damage pic.twitter.com/JAUDf3qFQr
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 23, 2014
Quickest way to bring downtown silver spring to a halt … A fire drill at Discovery. pic.twitter.com/LSGDDad9c6
— Kayla (@RunGrlRun) June 23, 2014