Silver Spring Ave. Fire Likely Caused by Vacuum

An overnight fire in the 700 block of Silver Spring Ave. was likely caused by a vacuum cleaner that was close to a mattress, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, MCFRS responded to a call for smoke coming from a two-story home on the 700 block of Silver Spring Ave. As of 12:50 a.m., the first floor of the building was free of smoke, with firefighters checking for possible further spread.

Based on the occupant’s statements and the fire’s pattern, Piringer believes a vacuum cleaner close to a mattress was the likely cause of the fire. It is estimated that the home incurred approximately $100,000 in damage after the sole occupant managed to escape safely.

Photo: Pete Piringer / Twitter

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