10 Hospitalized After Apartment Fire in Montgomery Co.: Officials - NBC4 Washington

10 Hospitalized After Apartment Fire in Montgomery Co.: Officials



    Dozens Displaced After Gaithersburg Apartment Fire

    Several children and adults had to go to a hospital after a fire broke out the morning after Thanksgiving in Gaithersburg, Maryland. One man jumped off the top floor of the apartment building to escape the flames. News4's Mark Segraves reports dozens of people are displaced. (Published Friday, Nov. 29, 2019)

    Ten people were rushed to the hospital and about 45 people are temporarily displaced Friday after a fire erupted in a Montgomery County apartment building, firefighters say.

    A two-story apartment building on the 18000 block of Lost Knife Circle was entirely evacuated before dawn as the blaze tore through a living room and kitchen.

    Chopper4 footage from the scene shows a top-floor window broken, revealing a seriously damaged room.

    EMS evaluated at least half a dozen patients, Montgomery County Fire Spokesman Pete Piringer said. One person suffered burn injuries, firefighters said.

    About 75 firefighters responded and were able to get the blaze under control. They are working to clear smoke from the building. 

    The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

    Volunteers with the Red Cross provided assistance to the victims. 

    Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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