Fire Destroys House In Damascus, Police Car Parked Nearby

Fire officials say the police car had ammunition.



DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) – A house in Maryland and police cruiser parked nearby caught fire, setting off ammunition inside the vehicle.

Montgomery County Fire department spokesman Battalion Chief Daniel Ogren said crews responding to a report of a house on fire in Damascus early Friday found heavy fire at the ranch-style home and the cruiser next to the home. Ogren says there was ammunition in the cruiser and explosions were heard. He says there were no injuries associated with the explosions.

Ogren says two people were taken to local hospitals for evaluation of minor smoke inhalation.

He says the cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.


By The Associated Press