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Home explosion near Rockville; occupant unaccounted for

Posted at 6:01 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 08:33:50-04

A home exploded and caught fire overnight near Rockville, according to a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire Department.

A home at 11400 Ashley Drive in Randolph Hills sustained “catastrophic damage” after an explosion took place and leveled the house around 1:00 a.m. Friday The fire is out though nearby homes were damaged.

Fire officials say the occupant is still unaccounted for; no firefighter or neighbor injuries have been reported. 75 firefighters responded to the scene.

Investigators are now on the scene.