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Posted at 4:19 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Apartment fire snuffed out at Leisure World

By Dan Morse

A small fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in the first floor of a high-rise apartment building at a Montgomery County retirement community, but no injuries were immediately reported.

Firefighters were called to 15107 Interlachen Drive, in Leisure World, at 2:52 p.m., said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for the county's Fire and Rescue Service. About 70 firefighters responded.

They found smoke on the first floor of the apartment building, and forced their way into the originating apartment. A sprinkler system had done a good job controlling the fire, Garcia said. Firefighters made sure the fire was out, evacuated some residents, but did not have to send any of them to the hospital, Garcia said.

Firefighters think the fire started in small bathroom or a utility closet.

By Dan Morse  | November 24, 2010; 4:19 PM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse, Fires & Fire Safety, Montgomery  
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