Fire in Damascus near charging electric car causes $350,000 in damage

A fire in Damascus broke out on Thursday afternoon near an electric car that was charging in a garage.

A fire in Damascus, Maryland on Thursday afternoon that started with an electric car charging in a garage displaced four people, a few pets and caused $350,000 in damage.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said the fire at a home in the 2700 block of Barnes Road started in the garage near the front of a Chevy Volt that was in charge.

One person had to be rescued, Piringer said.

No injuries were reported.

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