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June 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Updates Bill to Hasten Replacement of Indoor Mercury Regulators

Montgomery County councilmembers updated wording on a bill designed to rid the county of indoor mercury service regulators, which were ruled the cause of a deadly fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring in April 2016. Monday morning, members of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee changed the bill’s wording to include […]

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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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September 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: CASA Holds News Conference with Silver Spring Explosion Victims (VIDEO)

UPDATED At a news conference held today, CASA announced that the organization will file a lawsuit on behalf of residents impacted by the Flower Branch Apartments explosion. You watch the news conference in the MyMCMedia extra video, below. ORIGINAL POST CASA is expected to make a major announcement at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in front […]

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