Fire Damages Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Chevy Chase, Maryland
Two-Alarm Fire Severely Damages Latter-day Saint Meetinghouse in Maryland
A Latter-day Saint meetinghouse caught fire in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on Monday, Nov. 20, according to media reports.
Montgomery County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., firefighters responded to a call of a fire at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Western Avenue in Chevy Chase on Monday at 12:25 p.m.
D.C. firefighters were trapped after a roof collapse but were rescued and are not injured, Montgomery County Division Chief Charles Bailey told NBC Washington.
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Firefighters battled the intense fire, who responded from both the surrounding Maryland county and Washington D.C. A mayday call was issued as the ceiling collapsed upon firefighters in the building—all were rescued and no serious injuries have been reported.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue photos show flames coming up through the roof. The Montgomery County Fire Department said a person at the church smelled smoke and called 9-1-1.
Information on the cause of the fire has not yet been released.