Container of Charcoal Catches Fire on Loading Dock in Gaithersburg

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    A container of charcoal caught fire in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Wednesday morning.


    Firefighters were called to the 16700 block of Oakmont Avenue, where a sea container caught fire on a loading dock. Officials said the container was about 3/4 full of charcoal.

    Firefighters used foam to extinguish the bulk of the blaze, which happened near a commercial area on Ziggy Lane. Expect some nearby roads to be closed.

    The cause of the fire is not known yet.