Several recent building fires – Similar type fires, different outcome
Around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2007 units from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched for a report of building fire at 10210 Grosvenor Place, in Bethesda at the Grosvenor Park Apartments. First arriving firefighters encountered a fire and heavy smoke conditions on the 8th floor of the 17-story high-rise residential building. The building was being evacuated. A precautionary 2nd alarm was requested bringing about 75 firefighters to the scene.
The fire was quickly brought under control and the fire was confined to the apartment of origin. There were no injuries related to the fire. Several residents were evaluated with pre-existing medical conditions, but were not transported. Over one hundred and twenty-five residents, many of whom are elderly, were evacuated without incident.
Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigators believe the fire w ...more