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Washington Grove Fire Injures 3

Firefighters suffered minor injuries; one person was displaced.

A fire in Washington Grove destroyed this home on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Credit: Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.
A fire in Washington Grove destroyed this home on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Credit: Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.

Three firefighters were hurt battling a fire at a historic home in Washington Grove early Tuesday.

One person was displaced. The firefighters suffered minor injuries, according to Montgomery Fire & Rescue Service.

No other injuries were reported.

Firefighters were at the scene of the blaze, in the 200 block of Second Avenue at around 3:30 a.m., according to a Tweet from Asst. Chief Scott Graham, an MCFRS spokesman, who also posted several photos from the scene. 

State property records show that the home's structure dates back to 1875. According to an informal history at the Town of Washington Grove’s website, Washington Grove was founded in the 1870s as a Methodist camp.

WJLA reports that the one of the challenges firefighters faced was the lack of roads and tight space since the historic homes were so close together. The blaze spread to the house next door, WJLA reports.

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