Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Fire at Hank Dietle's Tavern (Photos)
UPDATE 7:14 AM: MCFRS spokesperson says "accidental" cause of fire has been pinpointed on "discarded smoking materials" on the front porch.
A fire broke out at the historic Hank Dietle's Tavern at 11010 Rockville Pike around 3:00 AM this morning. The bulk of the fire has been put out, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer. Damage has not been estimated yet, but Piringer described it as "significant." These photos posted by Piringer on his Twitter account clearly show exterior and interior damage to the 1950s roadhouse.
Photos courtesy Pete Piringer