Md. FFs Rescue Families from Fire


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA) -- Montgomery County firefighters rescued four families from a burning apartment building in Germantown Tuesday morning.

Assistant Chief Scott Graham, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, says a report of fire in the lobby of a garden-style apartment building came in around 4:40 A.M. Firefighters arriving on scene found heavy fire in the lobby of the building located in the 12200 block of Eagles Nest Court and called for a 2nd alarm. 

Graham says several residents were trapped on their balconies by the flames when firefighters arrived.  Firefighters rescued four families from the 2nd and rod floor balconies of the 3-story building.  The building has been evacuated.  Right now there is no word on how many residents have been displaced.

Graham says one person was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

Right now the fire is under control and crews are treating hot spots.

The fire is under investigation.