Shady Grove Road reopened after Rockville apartment fire


Firefighters battle a blaze Tuesday morning at an apartment complex under construction in the Gaithersburg area. (Pete Piringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services)

 

THE LATEST: More than 200 firefighters respond to fire at Rockville apartment complex

Updated at 10:14 a.m.

Police said they have reopened Shady Grove Road in both directions, near Interstate 270, after an earlier apartment fire in Rockville.

Original post at 7 a.m.

Police have closed Shady Grove Road between Gaither Road and Interstate 270 southbound in Rockville Tuesday because of a fire at an apartment building.

The building was under construction so there was no evacuation involved, fire officials said, and no reported injuries.

The incident started at 4:15 a.m., fire officials said.

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery Fire Department officials advised drivers to avoid the area. Officials also closed Choke Cherry Road between Shady Grove Road and Piccard Drive.

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Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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