Up to 1,500 displaced by Bethesda fire

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. -- A fire at an apartment building in Bethesda has displaced more than a thousand people and caused about a million dollars in damage, reports the fire department.

The Promenade Apartments at 5225 Pooks Hill Rd had a fire in their electrical room when a transformer caught on fire on Saturday morning. Six residents were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The South Tower was cleared for reoccupation by the afternoon, but officials say 1,100 to 1,500 people have been temporarily displaced from the North Tower, which has yet to be cleared.

Hundreds have also lost power as a result of the fire.

Damage to South Tower electrical room