Friday night blaze in Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. — Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) is investigating a blaze at a vacant business on Wisconsin Avenue near Willows Lane Friday night in Bethesda.

In an updated tweet Saturday morning Pete Piringer, the chief spokesperson for MCFRS, said the vacant bar and restaurant on the 7,000-block of Wisconsin Avenue is being investigated after a fire broke out at 9:30 p.m. Friday. The fire was extinguished, but Wisconsin Avenue was shut down at one point while firefighters put out the flames.

The area of the building where the fire broke out is said to have had large electrical panels, a gas-fired water heater, and a light fixture with damage estimated at $75,000. No injuries were reported.

WDVM will bring you the latest details on the investigation as we learn more from Montgomery County, Maryland officials.

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