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: A Dad Who Traveled 1,200 Miles For Covid-19 Care Is Finally Going Home. Here's What He Wants You To Know
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: Baltimore County Urges People To Get Vaccinated With Super Weekend Flu Clinic
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: American Airlines Plane Blows Tires On Runway Leaving Flights Diverted And Runways Closed At Regan National
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