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Posted at 6:36 PM ET, 09/21/2010

Woman rescued from Clarksburg fire

By Erica Johnston

Update, 8:53 p.m.:

A woman was rescued Tuesday from a townhouse fire in the Clarksburg area, Montgomery County fire officials said.

Firefighters responded about 5:20 p.m. to the 9800 block of Brook Ridge Court and found a fire in the kitchen, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a fire department spokesman. A woman was trapped on the top floor of a three-story townhouse, and firefighters rescued her with a ladder from a window, Garcia said.

The 21-year-old woman was taken to Shady Grove hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Four people are being displaced by the fire, which caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, Garcia said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | September 21, 2010; 6:36 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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