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The damage from a fire that broke out at a Rockville Pike commercial building this morning that sent one firefighter to the hospital.
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The damage from a fire that broke out at a Rockville Pike commercial building this morning that sent one firefighter to the hospital.

The entire first floor of the commercial building at 11140 Rockville Pike was affected by this morning's fire; the walls are charred and all kinds of ash and debris spread across the grass. Firefighters did shut down the southbound lanes of Rockville Pike at Edson Lane for a while this morning to get the fire under control. Lanes reopened just after 7 a.m.

The fire did bring warning signs of the oppressive heat moving in, as one firefighter was hospitalized due to a heat related condition.

A Montgomery County Fire spokesman says this wasn't just due to the firefighter's proximity to the flames but also the fact of working outside with the temperatures already over 80 degrees.

The firefighter is expected to be fine. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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