One dead in Germantown house fire

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 65-year-old man is dead after a house fire in the 13500 block of Jamieson Place in Germantown, say Montgomery County fire officials.

Firefighters were called to the house at approximately 7:30 a.m. Firefighters saw heavy fire at the house.

Officials say a woman was rescued by two Montgomery County police officers before firefighters arrived. One of the officers is retired and the other lives nearby. She was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

A 65-year-old man was reported trapped inside the home. We're told that the man was found dead on the first floor. He was sleeping in a a different room than his wife, who was able to escape with police.

There are road closures in the area.


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