A carbon monoxide leak caused the evacuation of 150 hi-rise apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland, Monday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.
The Park Montgomery apartments on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring was evacuated around 4 p.m., after C-O was detected throughout the building, likely a result of a welding project in the boiler room that wasn’t given proper ventilation.
Between 800-900 people were out on the street for several hours and evaluated by medics.
No injuries were reported.
Below is a map of where the apartment complex is located.