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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 | Andrea Sarralde

Cuatro Años del Incendio en Flower Branch ‘Es Necesario Trabajar para Evitar otra Tragedia’

El 10 de agosto, hace cuatro años, siete personas murieron, decenas resultaron heridas y cientos fueron desplazadas luego de una explosión de gas e incendio en los apartamentos de Flower Branch, en Silver Spring. “Este día siempre es difícil, porque recuerdo haber escuchado la explosión”, dijo el Concejal Tom Hucker, quien recordó vívidamente haber corrido […]

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August 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Years After Flower Branch Fire, Work Still Needed To Prevent Another Tragedy

Four years ago today, seven people were killed, dozens injured and hundreds displaced following a gas explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. “This day is always difficult, because I remember hearing the explosion,” said Councilmember Tom Hucker. He vividly recalled rushing to the apartment complex on Aug. 10, 2016 and […]

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August 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 9 in Montgomery County

We’ve finally made it to Friday! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Aug. 9. 1. Fair Day: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg and runs through Saturday, Aug. 17. 2. Flower Branch Vigil: Saturday, Aug. 10 is the third anniversary of the fatal explosion […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Identify One-Third of County Apartments as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Troubled’

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference Thursday to announce the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection project. During the two-year initiative, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) inspected 22,199 apartment units. Overall, they discovered 31,000 violations—96% of which were corrected. Violations were given one of three labels based […]

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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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April 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

NTSB: Gas Leak Caused 2016 Fatal Silver Spring Apartment Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board recently held a board meeting in Washington D.C. to determine the probable cause of the tragic natural gas explosion and fire that happened at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, back in 2016. Seven people were killed, and more than 60 people were transported to local hospitals. Topics included […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a preview of the new Ride On ExtRa service along Route 355 scheduled to start in October. There are also reports on a vigil for the victims and heroes of the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy, a local judge retires, and more. […]

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