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This story was updated at 12:20 p.m. May 12, 2014.

An electrical fire Sunday night in a Chevy Chase home injured one firefighter and caused $400,000 worth of damage.

Beth Anne Nesselt, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, said the firefighter was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released.

Pete Piringer, another spokesman for the service, posted online that the fire started in the basement of a two-story house on Brooklawn Terrace and spread to the first floor. The residents were not home when the fire started, he said.

Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday and had most of the fire out by 10:52 p.m., Nesselt said.

Investigators have ruled the fire accidental.

ewaibel@gazette.net