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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Bill Would Hasten Replacement of Indoor Mercury Service Regulators

Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday afternoon on a bill that is designed to replace indoor mercury service regulators more quickly. This is the device that has been blamed for causing the explosion and fire at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring that resulted in the deaths of seven people, injured dozens […]

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December 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Washington Gas Multado por $750,000 por Explosión en 2016 en Flower Branch

Washington Gas Light (WGL) recibió una multa de $750,000 por no informar a la Comisión de Servicio Público que no había reemplazado todos sus reguladores de mercurio como se prometió, que se encontraron como la causa probable de la explosión de gas y la muerte de siete residentes en Flower Branch Apartments, en Silver Spring […]

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December 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Washington Gas Fined $750,000 for 2016 Explosion at Flower Branch Apartments

Washington Gas Light (WGL) was fined $750,000 for failing to inform the Public Service Commission that it had not replaced all its mercury regulators as promised, which were found as the probable cause of the gas explosion and death of seven residents at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring on Aug. 10, 2016. The commission […]

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August 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Chef José Andrés Takes Non-Profit to Baltimore and Lebanon

Chef and Bethesda resident José Andrés brought his non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) to Baltimore to feed residents after a house explosion Monday killed two people and damaged many homes. WCK’s @kwamerose reporting in late last night from Baltimore where search & rescue crews continue to look for those missing. We served 600 meals last […]

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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vigil Planned at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring

Flower Branch Community Members to Hold Vigil Friday Evening On Aug. 10, 2016, the tenants of the Flowers Branch apartments in Silver Spring woke up with an explosion that took the lives of seven people and destroyed two buildings. Three years after the tragedy, the victims continue to suffer the physical, emotional and economic consequences […]

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 26 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Bethesda Blast: The next controlled blast for the BRAC-related Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda is currently scheduled to occur between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be a single explosive blast. Alarm horns will sound five […]

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March 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories for March 17-23

Talk about a sad week for the news. Stories about Rockville High School — the rape allegations and their aftermath — dominated our web traffic reports. But the week also saw the horrific explosion of a home and the owner’s death.   Callers Threaten Rockville High UPDATED: Montgomery School Board Raises New Objection to Labor Day […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Washington Gas Delivered Update Letter to Customers Following Explosion

The Washington Gas company provided an update in the form of a letter to some of its Rockville customers on Friday following a house explosion on Ashley Drive. Brian Edwards, a spokesperson for Washington Gas, said the letter, dated March 17, was distributed to nearby neighbors and shared with the utility’s call center in case […]

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March 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Body Recovered from Exploded Rockville Home

Crews poring over the debris of a home that exploded near Rockville early Friday morning discovered the remains of an adult and a domestic animal, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said at a news conference Saturday. The body, which was found sometime around noon, has been sent to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner […]

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November 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

CASA Files Two Lawsuits on Behalf of Flower Branch Apartments Fire Victims (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Advocacy group CASA announced today that they filed lawsuits along with firm Bailey & Glasser, LLP against Washington Gas and Kay Management on behalf of the victims of the Flower Branch Apartments fire and explosion that happened on Aug. 10th. “We have been waiting long enough and the victims are entitled to justice,” CASA’s Executive […]

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