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One dead, 50 displaced, $2.5m in damage after Leisure World fire

Posted at 2:35 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 14:42:35-05

LEISURE WORLD, md. — A woman has died after a three-alarm fire in Leisure World overnight.

Officials say around 1:30a.m. they headed to 15210 Elkridge Way, off N Leisure World Blvd for a fire.

After dozens were evacuated without injury, early this morning officials located a missing resident dead in her apartment.

The incident caused $2.5 million in damages and left fifty people without a home.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire but firefighters say it probably started on a third floor balcony, moved to the roof and burned undetected for a long period of time.

Montgomery County Department of Police are conducting a death investigation.

Watch an update by fire officials below: