1 Person Rescued, 1 Charged With Arson After Maryland Townhouse Fire

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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service

A woman was rescued from a burning townhouse in the White Oak area of Montgomery County on Tuesday afternoon and one person is charged with arson, officials say. 

The woman was trapped in a home in the 1700 block of Featherwood Street. More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze. Several families may be displaced.

Crews arrived at about 1:30 p.m. and found smoke pouring from the windows of the townhouse. Chopper4 footage showed ladders stretched up to the second-floor windows. 

Salim Cole, 35, of the 1700 block of Featherwood Street was interviewed by police and arrested on charges of first-degree arson, reckless endangerment and first-degree malicious burning. Other charges are pending. 

The fire caused more than $250,000 in damage. 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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