ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials say a person was killed after a tent caught fire at an apparent makeshift homeless camp in Rockville.
The Washington Post reports the fire happened early Thursday.READ MORE: Investigation Ongoing Into Vacant Home Fire That Killed 3 Baltimore Firefighters
County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says authorities received a 911 call from a convenience store about a structure fire near auto warehouses.
Officials say arriving firefighters found the tent fully engulfed in flames along with several abandoned vehicles at what appeared to be a homeless encampment.READ MORE: Businesses Owners On The Block Protest Proposal To Close Establishments On The Street By 10 P.M.
One person was found dead where the tent caught fire. Officials haven’t positively identified the victim.
Piringer says the cause of the fire remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Shooting At Towson Student-Centered Apartment Building Under Investigation
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