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Man found stuck in chimney of Silver Spring house he doesn't live in

A man was extricated from a chimney at a Silver Spring house that he doesn't live in on Saturday morning. Police escorted him to a nearby trauma center.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A man was taken to a trauma center Saturday morning after he was found stuck in a chimney of a house he doesn't live in. 

The man was not a resident of the house in Silver Spring and was not authorized to be there.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews were called just before 6 a.m. to help police remove the man who was stuck in the chimney. 

Rescue crews removed the wall and bricks from around the chimney in what was termed a "technical rescue." At least 24 firefighters were on hand during the rescue effort. 

The man was extracted around 7:30 a.m. and escorted by police to a nearby trauma center to be examined. 

No immediate word yet on potential injuries or possible charges in the incident. 

The house on Dameron Drive is a single-family residence. No immediate reason for the man being in the chimney was available.

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