Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, first arriving firefighters on Korman Drive in Potomac encountered a car on fire in the driveway and smoke coming from the house.
At one point, 50-60 firefighters were on the scene, according to PIO Pete Piringer. One woman was rescued via ladder, and taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation. Investigators, including police and accelerant-detection dog, found multiple fires in the house. The woman occupant had retreated to an upstairs bedroom and closed the door. Five cats were rescued, and animal services was assisting.