Fire Destroys Home in Montgomery County

WASHINGTON — The cause of a fire that destroyed a Montgomery County, Maryland, home early Monday is under investigation.

The fire caused more than $700,000 damage, according to Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.

Piringer said that when firefighters got to the home in the 26400 block of Haines Road in the Hyattstown area around 2:15 a.m., it was fully engulfed.

Officials say no one was home at the time.

A resident of the home was located nearby.

One person suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

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