Woman rescued from Silver Spring house fire, officials say

A woman was rescued from a house fire Saturday evening in Silver Spring.

Montgomery Fire & Rescue officials say the fire happened at a home in the 2400 block of Holman Avenue at around 6:20 p.m.

Between 65 to 80 firefighters responded to the scene to help contain the blaze. Within 15 minutes, they found the woman inside the home. Another resident self-evacuated, according to officials.

Officials say the woman was conscious and speaking to firefighters while they were rescuing her. She was transported to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

There is no evidence of working smoke alarms in the home, according to PIO Pete Piringer. He also says hoarding conditions complicated the firefight.

Significant damage has also been reported to the interior of the home.

"The investigators are here now... they are working through that. It appears though that it started maybe in the kitchen area, but again nothing has been ruled out at this point," said Piringer.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.