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Saturday, January 06, 2018
Firefighters investigating black smoke at Highland House in Friendship Heights
Montgomery County firefighters are responding to a report of black smoke coming from the roof of the Highland House apartments in Chevy Chase. Firefighters searching the basement, top floor and roof, and examining the building from the rear, both said there was "nothing evident," according to scanner reports. Further examination of a rooftop boiler indicated a malfunctioning unit, that was emitting black smoke. Firefighters will now check all stairwells, after confirming there was no smoke or fire on the 24th floor below the roof.