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1 dead after fire at Gaithersburg townhome

Posted at 5:32 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 17:33:12-04

Officials say one person has been found dead after a fire at a townhome in Gaithersburg.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters were called just after 10 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a fire on the deck of a home.

Piringer says firefighters rescued two residents and pets from the house.

The fire was brought under control around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say a man was found dead in the debris.

Officials say the fire was fed by gas, making it more difficult to fight. More than 100 firefighters were on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Piringer says the occupants were alerted of the fire by their smoke alarms.

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