MCFRS News Release

Firefighters Rescue Child from Burning House - Update

Rockville - - Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service rescued a 10-year-old boy from a burning house in the 200 block of Elizabeth Avenue in Rockville on Monday morning. Firefighters were dispatched at 0727 for the report of a house fire. First-arriving units encountered heavy smoke and fire from the structure. Firefighters rushed in and pulled an unconscious child from the burning house to safety. A waiting medic unit transported the 10-year-old to a local specialty center where the child remains with critical injuries.

More than 45 firefighters responded to the fire at the height of operations.  Fire Investigators on the scene conducted an origin and cause investigation. An examination of the scene revealed a fire that remained contained to the room of origin. The kitchen housed the washer and dryer. The fire originated in the electrical wiring feeding the electric dryer. The fire is listed as accidental and was caused by an unknown malfunction or failure of the 220 electrical plug/outlet to the dryer. The estimated damage is nearly $125, 000.

Montgomery County Firefighters will be conducting an “After the Fire” door-to-door outreach campaign in an effort to check smoke alarms and talk to residents about fire safety.