Maryland

Fire Engulfs Police Officer’s Home, Cruiser in Damascus

Ammunition inside a police cruiser in Damascus, Maryland, exploded Friday morning after flames from a burning home spread to the cruiser.

Montgomery County firefighters were called to the home on Haney Avenue just before 3 a.m. for a report of a fire. When they arrived, they found the home and a police cruiser that was parked next to it on fire. 

Fire officials say ammunition inside the vehicle exploded as a result of the fire. 

No one was injured by the ammunition. 

Two residents were transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

To make a donation for the family go to Montgomery County Law Enforcement Officers Relief Fund, click on the donate button and put "In support of Dutko family" in the special instructions area.

Checks can also be made out to MCLEORF and sent to FOP 35, 18512 Office Park Drive, Montgomery Village, Maryland, 20886.

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