Fifteen People Displaced after Fire in White Oak

Fifteen People Displaced after Fire in White Oak

Plus: Alabama coach visits Quince Orchard; Montgomery County waives animal adoption fees this weekend

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Fifteen displaced after fire in White Oak

Fifteen people, three dogs and a cat were displaced Thursday after a fire at a townhome development in White Oak.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 11100 block of Columbia Pike around 1 a.m. It took more than 85 firefighters to control the 2-alarm fire, which affected three homes in the area.

Damages were estimated at more than $500,000. [WUSA9]

Alabama head coach visits Quince Orchard High School

Nick Saban, the head football coach for the University of Alabama, visited Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg this week to check in on two possible recruits.

Saban, a six-time national championship coach, met with junior linebacker Demeioun Robinson and junior defensive tackle Marcus Bradley. [Montgomery Community Media]

County to waive fees at weekend adoption event

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood is waiving its fees for all animals this weekend.

It’s part of an annual adoption event called Holiday SOS. The event started Thursday and will run through Sunday. The shelter is open on Friday from 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. [Montgomery County]

Today’s weather

Thursday will be cloudy with a high of 33 degrees and a chance of freezing rain in the morning.

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