TAKOMA PARK, Md (WDVM) – A fire in Takoma Park ravaged an apartment building Wednesday, displacing several families, injuring one firefighter, and claiming the life of a dog.
Fire and Rescue units responded around 7:30 p.m to the Blair Park Gardens Apartments on Eastern Avenue.
A spokesperson with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says the fire started on the second floor of the building and was caused by an overloaded power strip.
“We did call for a second alarm, brought about 100 firefighters from Montgomery County, DC, and Prince George’s County to the scene here,” Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. “It looks like 4-5 families may be displaced as a result of this fire that caused some pretty extensive damage.”
The fire caused an estimated $700,000 in damages.