GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WJZ) — More than a dozen people are without a home after a fire ripped through several townhomes in Montgomery County on Tuesday night.

The fire broke out just before midnight on Swallow Court in Gaithersburg.

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Crews arrived and found the back of three townhomes engulfed in flames.

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The news is no one was hurt.

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Crews say the fire is believed to have started from an outside electrical outlet in the back of a home, and quickly spread, causing roughly $1.5 million in damage.

CBS Baltimore Staff