Maryland Firefighters Battling High-Rise Blaze

BETHESDA, Md. --

Montgomery County firefighters were called to the scene of a high rise fire on Friday morning.

Shortly before 8 a.m., firefighters responded to the 10000 block of Grosvenor Place in Bethesda for a two-alarm fire at the 16-story Grosvenor Park Apartments.

About 125 people were evacuated from the building. There were no reports of any injuries.

The fire started on and was contained to the eighth floor of the building, officials said. They said the resident of the apartment evacuated and called 911 after the fire alarm went off.

The fire caused about $100,000 in damage, officials said. One family has been displaced.

This is the second non-sprinkler high rise building fire in a week, officials said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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