North Bethesda fire displaces five

(PHOTO: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services)

(PHOTO: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services)

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. – A fire destroyed a Bethesda home and displaced a family of five.

According to fire officials, the fire started around 11:25 p.m. on Sunday at 11801 Danville Drive. The fire started on the porch and spread to the rest of the house. Fire officials say there was also collateral damage to several vehicles.  The total damage is estimated to be approximately $1.5 million. They cause of the fire has been ruled accidental.

Officials say the fire displaced a family of five. However, all occupants were able to get out of the house and no injuries were reported. There is a pet cat missing. Two fire fighters were injured during the fire. The injuries were minor and not life-threatening. They were evaluated on scene.