Deck collapse in Germantown, Md., injures at least 2 adults

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An occupied deck collapsed in Germantown, Maryland, on Saturday evening. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service) (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service)
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Montgomery County officials said it appears the deck’s collapse is likely due to ineffective connections and rotten wood. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service) (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service)
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Two adults were transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service) (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service)
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Germantown deck collapses
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Multiple people are being evaluated for injuries after an occupied deck collapsed in Germantown, Maryland, on Saturday evening.

At least two adults sustained non-life-threatening injures as a result of the collapse, Pete Piringer, chief spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, said in post on Twitter.

The collapse occurred at around 7:30 p.m. at a home on Perrone Drive.

Officials believe the deck was overcrowded and likely separated from the house due to ineffective connections and rotten wood.

MCFRS said it notified a building inspector to determine to cause of the collapse.

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