July 13, 2012
MCFRS News Release
Fire Crews Rescue 17 People from Burning Building
More than 74 residents displaced following 3-Alarm Fire in Burtonsville
Rockville - - - Shortly after 7:00 this morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units responded to the report of a fire at the Ashford at Woodlake Apartments located at 14005 Castle Boulevard in Burtonsville. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions to the rear of the structure and a report of residents trapped. First arriving firefighers, along with officers from the Montgomery County Police Department and Sheriff’s Office, assisted in the dramatic rescues of seventeen trapped occupants in the initial stages of the fire.
Firefighters quickly made an interior attack and conducted a primary search of the garden-style apartment complex. A second alarm was dispatched as firefighters continued to fight the growing fire. A precautionary third alarm was ultimately dispatched to the scene before the blaze was under control. Over 100 firefighters responded to the scene including personnel from neighboring Howard and Prince George’s County.