Family displaced after house fire in Germantown

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A family has been displaced after a house fire in Germantown.

Montgomery County Fire Rescue crews responded to the fire on the 11000 block of  Appledowre Way.

Fire officials say a passing neighbor reported the fire. The estimated cost of damage is over $500,000.

Officials say the fire originated in the HVAC unit. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Spokesman, Pete Piringer, said: “We do recommend that you have your heating and air conditioning system checked out by a professional electrician or plumber.”

One firefighter suffered minor injuries in getting the blaze under control.

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