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North Potomac Blaze Takes More Than 55 Firefighters To Extinghish

Resident: "All of my neighbors were outside last night watching the flames which were huge."

A fire in a vacant North Potomac home Wednesday night took more than 55 firefighters to put out, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman told Patch.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 14900 block of Talking Rock Court at around 8 p.m., MCFRS spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt said. First reponders reported a large fire in a vacant single-family home that is under construction.

Firefighters took a defensive approach, controlling and extinguishing the fire quickly, Nesselt said.

"All of my neighbors were outside last night watching the flames, which were huge," Robyn Rutland of North Potomac told Patch in an email.

Rutland lives in Mills Farm neighborhood, which is off Quince Orchard Road.

"We were amazed at how high the flames were because we are over by the power lines and you could see the fire building quickly," she said. "But at the same time we were also impressed by how quickly firefighters were able to get it down."

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