Top Stories of 2022: Explosion at Friendly Garden Apartments

The flash fire and subsequent explosion at Friendly Garden Apartments on Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring on March 3 was ruled accidental and was caused by an apartment maintenance worker cutting a gas pipe that he thought was a plumbing drainage pipe, according to Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein.

14 people were reported to be injured from the explosion and fire.

MyMCM visited the apartment complex and spoke with displaced tenants. Many lost everything in the explosion.

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