Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units from the 3rd and 4th battalions were alerted to the house fire on Paul Drive in Rockville towards the tail end of the evening rush hour on Friday. First arriving units reported the working fire with fire showing from the 2nd floor. The working fire dispatch was sounded, followed quickly by the RIT alert/alarm.
Firefighters from Rockville companies 3, 23 and 33; Kensington Company 5; and 25; and Rescue 2 (Wheaton) battled the fire. Firefighters rescued a puppy from the house and the dog was quickly returned to its owner, shaken but unharmed.