Silver Spring apartment fire august

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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February 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Honor Officer Who Helped Residents at Apartment Fire

A Montgomery County police officer who helped residents during the Flower Avenue Apartments explosion and fire was one of seven officers to receive the department’s Medal of Valor at a ceremony this week. The Medal of Valor, the department’s highest honor, goes to an employee for heroism and distinction in hazardous circumstances. Officer Jeffrey Hughes, […]

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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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October 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

MHP Issues Final Assistance Checks to Flower Branch Apartments Explosion Victims

The Montgomery County Housing Partnership (MHP) announced that it has distributed the finals checks from its Long Branch Fire Fund today. According to a news release, checks totaling $320,000 are being distributed to 61 families displaced by the explosion. A total of $820,000 was raised for the fund through the support of the community and […]

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Receives Briefing on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

On August 10th, an explosion ripped through the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring resulting in dozens of injuries and seven deaths. The Montgomery County Council recently received an overview of the incident. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Council Briefed on Flower Branch Apartments Explosion (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Council received a briefing from officials involved during and after the tragic on Flower Branch Apartments explosion today. Earl Stoddard, Director, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, (OEMHS), Chief Scott Goldstein, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), Chief Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), Clarence Snuggs, Director, Department of […]

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September 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council to Receive Briefing About Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on Tuesday, Sept. 27, about issues related to the Aug. 10 Flower Branch Apartments explosion and fire in Silver Spring. More than 50 public and private agencies have been involved with this emergency and response on Arliss Street. Director Earl Stoddard from the County’s Office of Emergency Management […]

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September 15, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Long Branch Community Recreation Center: A Home Away from Home (VIDEO)

The Long Branch Community Recreation Center welcomes hundreds of people every week from morning to evening. A diverse mix of cultures and languages are represented by the members who treat the center like a home away from home. But the August 10 explosion and fire in Silver Spring tested Director Morris Buster and his staff’s […]

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September 12, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Long Branch Community Recreation Center: A Place of Comfort in a Crisis (VIDEO)

The Long Branch Community Recreation Center is usually a place where hundreds of Silver Spring residents go to exercise, play board games or socialize with friends. Last month, the center became the emergency shelter for some 159 people left homeless by the August 10 natural gas explosion at Flower Branch Apartments. The center’s director, Morris […]

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