Montgomery County fire officials say a man is in critical condition at a burn center after a two-alarm blaze in Silver Spring on Tuesday morning. Several other people, including a six-year-old child, were also taken to hospitals, according to officials.
Pictures from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.
Beth Anne Nesselt, spokeswoman for the department, says dispatchers received a report of a fire at 415 Silver Spring Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. The department was just a short distance away, literally up the street, from the apartment building.
Once firefighters arrived on scene they found orange flames shooting from the top floor of a 6-story apartment building. Cell phone video captured the intense fire. A request for a second alarm was transmitted shortly after arrival.
Firefighters to rescue several elderly residents who threw their belongings out of the window. Some residents were escorted down the stairs to safety. Four people were rescued by ladder.
As many as eight people were injured. A fire spokesperson said, “One is an elderly adult with priority one, serious, life-threatening injuries as a result of burns and smoke.” A 57-year-old man was also burned. A middle-aged woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and a six-year-old child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Also on STATter911 …
- Raw chopper video: Multi-alarm apartment fire with rescues in Montgomery County, Maryland. – July 13, 2012
- Helmet-cam video: Multi-alarm apartment fire with rescues in Montgomery County, MD. – August 29, 2013
- Must see video: Vehicle explodes after crash in Colorado Springs, CO. Fire truck & cop cars damaged. – September 5, 2013
- Must see helmet-cam video: Rescues at apartment fire in Seaside, CA. – April 17, 2013
Powered by Facebook Comments