Friday marks the two-year anniversary of a sudden, deadly apartment blast which claimed seven lives and injured dozens more.
The National Transportation Safety Board plans to issue a preliminary report within the next week or two detailing the probable cause of the blast at the Flower Branch Apartments, an agency official told members of the Montgomery County Council.
More than a month after a three-alarm fire ignited by a natural gas explosion tore through a Silver Spring, Maryland, apartment complex, police have identified all seven people who died in the blaze.
Police said 34-year-old Aseged Mekonen, who had been listed among seven people missing after the fire, had been positively identified
Montgomery County police have positively identified the remains of two children who were among seven people who died in an Aug. 10 three-alarm fire at a Silver Spring apartment complex.
A natural gas explosion in a basement meter room was the cause of a three-alarm fire that engulfed a Silver Spring apartment complex last week and killed seven people, officials confirmed Friday. Three of the victims have been identified by DNA testing, according to Montgomery County police.
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Investigators have not released an official cause of the deadly fire and explosion, although they suspect a natural gas leak was involved. So far, five bodies have been pulled from the rubble at the scene, and authorities say at least three more people are missing.
“Montgomery County is an amazing place where people are working together to create the kindest, most supportive society we can,” said a local rabbi.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service released recordings of 911 calls made during a Silver Spring apartment fire that took place Wednesday, revealing the frantic scene that resulted in three confirmed deaths and 100 displaced residents.
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