Firefighting

More Than 100 Firefighters Battle Silver Spring (MD) Fire

More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at a Silver Spring apartment building Thursday morning, where several people had to be helped out of the building, reports NBC Washington.

The fire was reported at 11:20 a.m. at the Park Wayne Apartments at 11 Manchester Place. Crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from an apartment on the top floor of the three-story building. 

Firefighters helped several people escape the building and brought the fire under control quickly.

Residents of 13 apartments — more than 25 people — were displaced, but no one was injured.

The fire started in a third-floor apartment bedroom and appears to be accidental, but the cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 

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