Officials: Curling Iron Left on Bed Causes Large Fire, Displaces 2 Families - NBC4 Washington

Officials: Curling Iron Left on Bed Causes Large Fire, Displaces 2 Families

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    Officials: Curling Iron Left on Bed Causes Large Fire, Displaces 2 Families

    Officials say a curling iron caused a fire large enough to displace two Rockville families just a week before Christmas. News4's Derrick Ward reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 19, 2014)

    Officials say a curling iron caused a fire large enough to displace two Rockville families just a week before Christmas.

    "Heavy" flames were reported at a home in the 1000 block of Paul Drive in Rockville around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

    One adult and two children managed to escape unharmed due to a smoke alarm, and firefighters rescued one family's dog.

    Three other adults and one more child have been displaced. The Red Cross is assisting. Damage is estimated at more than $125,000.

    Pete Piringer with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said the fire began on the home's second floor, with a curling iron that had been left on a bed.