Appliance starts two fires in one house
A house fire in Montgomery County on Saturday had an odd twist: The same piece of equipment caused a fire in two parts of the same house, according to authorities.
A fire in a window air conditioner ignited a secondfloor room and its contents in the house in the 2800 block of Urbana Drive in Silver Spring, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the county Fire and Rescue Service.
When the appliance fell from the window, it then caused fire to break out in siding on the house, he said. All occupants were safe, Piringer said.