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Affordable housing plan still on track after fire

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Seal of Rockville MdROCKVILLE — Rockville’s plans for revamping affordable housing won’t be derailed by the effects of a fire that broke out at the Fireside Park Apartments almost two weeks ago.

The owner of the apartment complex, Rockville Housing Enterprise, planned to ask the city for a grant to update the apartment complex, located at 735 Monroe Street. RHE Executive Director Jessica Anderson said that although it may take a year to fully repair the damage inflicted by the fire, plans for making the needed addition is still on track and awaiting approval by the Mayor and City Council.

“Other than inspiring us to speed up our timeline…no,” Anderson said when asked if the Feb. 2 fire had affected the refinancing process, adding that she expects the repairing of fire damage and the refinancing process to go on at the same time.

“The two processes will work in parallel,” she said.

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Fire hits Rockville apartment complex

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About 150 firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire Friday afternoon at the Fireside Park Apartments in Rockville.  PHOTO BY NEAL EARLEYAbout 150 firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire Friday afternoon at the Fireside Park Apartments in Rockville. PHOTO BY NEAL EARLEY  ROCKVILLE — More than 60 people have been displaced after the Fireside Park Apartments caught fire Friday afternoon.

Approximately 150 firefighters responded to the call for a three-alarm fire at the Fireside Park Apartments, located at 735 Monroe Street in Rockville, around 1:30 p.m.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that no residents or firefighters were injured or killed in the fire.

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