Silver Spring, MD – Ten Injured in Fiery Explosion at Friendly Garden Apartments on Lyttonsville Rd

by | Mar 4, 2022 | Recent News

Silver Spring, MD (March 4, 2022) – A fiery explosion in Silver Spring left nearly one dozen people injured on Thursday morning, March 3.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., the firefighters in Montgomery County and the police were requested at the scene of a major incident at a four-story apartment complex located in the 2400 block of Lyttonsville Road. Smoke and fire soon erupted from the structure.

Reports from authorities show that an explosion occurred at the Friendly Garden Apartment complex during the morning hours. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services rushed to the scene and secured the area. Crews immediately set up fencing around the structure as crews worked to control the blaze.

Firefighters pulled multiple people from the structure. It soon became fully engulfed in flames, resulting in its collapse.

Ten people in total were injured. Several EMS units with MCFRS rushed to treat victims. At least three of the ten injured were hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries.

All forty apartment units in the three-building complex were deemed to be unsafe to occupy. More than 100 residents were displaced from the incident.

The police department is investigating at this time to determine the cause of the explosion.

Our thoughts are with the people who suffered injuries in this explosion.

Explosion Incidents in Maryland

Silver Spring, MD – Ten Injured in Fiery Explosion at Friendly Garden Apartments on Lyttonsville RdIn 2020, there were a total of 984 explosions that took place in the United States. This number increased by more than 250 incidents from the year before. Each explosion incident that takes place has the potential to cause significant damage to structures in the area and the immediate loss of life. There are many reasons why explosions occur. Some of the leading causes include:

  • Electrical hazards: there are instances where explosions are caused by static electricity building up. Over time, a spark can be ignited and result in a huge explosion.
  • Hazardous chemicals: We see many explosions occur in businesses across the country due to hazardous chemicals. Even a tiny spark can ignite a deadly explosion instantly.
  • Combustion engines: workplace environments can have combustion engines that can rapidly explode due to malfunctions.
  • Flammable gases and liquids: When flammable liquids or gases are released, they can cause an explosion. In housing complexes, we see many explosions occur due to faulty HVAC systems or those with built-up gas.

Regrettably, these incidents due to end up taking the lives of countless people. Hundreds more are left with significant injuries that require medical attention immediately. Many victims hurt in explosions can suffer serious burn injuries. Quite often, victims are struck by flying debris and other objects in the structure. Suffering broken bones, respiratory distress, and severe lacerations often force explosion victims into area hospitals immediately.

If you were injured in an explosion, seek the help of a Silver Spring premises liability lawyer right away.

Silver Spring Personal Injury Lawyers

The Silver Spring personal injury lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC have over 65-years of experience helping victims in Montgomery County get the justice they deserve following accidents at apartment complexes. Contact our law firm today by calling 301-251-8776. Our personal injury lawyers in Maryland can help to determine what legal options are available for you.

NoteOur writers used secondary sources when writing this accident news post. These sources include but are not limited to local news sources, local and state police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in and around Maryland. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC  immediately so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

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