Firefighters were called at 10:45 p.m. Saturday to 733 Kent Oaks Mews in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg, where they found a garage on fire, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.
Assistant Chief Scott Graham said that MCFRS's Fire and Explosives Investigation Section had determined that illegally discharged fireworks had started the fire.
There were no injuries, but the total damage was approximately $70,000, Graham said.
Using one water line to attack the garage fire and two lines to protect nearby structures, firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 40 minutes, according to Graham. MCFRS stayed on the scene for approximately three hours.
All fireworks in Montgomery County are illegal.
— Monday, July 16, 2012