Building Evacuated in Bethesda, Road Closure

Montgomery County Fire Rescue units have transported 14 people to the hospital from an apartment complex at 5000 Battery Lane after reports of what may be carbon monoxide exposure.

According to Assistant Chief Scott Graham, 14 residents have been transported and six are in serious condition.

Firefighters evacuated approximately 150 people from the building during their investigation on Oct. 5.

Graham said firefighters have isolated a generator and are in contact with the building’s maintenance department.

During the fire department’s response, police closed Old Georgetown Road at Battery Lane in both directions.




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