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According to officials, on November 16, there was an explosion in a residential complex in the state of Maryland. Almost a dozen people were injured.

Photo from Montgomery County IAFF Local 1664 Career Firefighters

An explosion ripped through an apartment complex in Maryland on Wednesday, Nov. 16, causing a partial building collapse, a massive fire and multiple injuries, officials said.

Around 8:40 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a two-story apartment building in Gaithersburg, located about 25 miles north of Washington, DC. reports of an explosiona Montgomery County fire official said on Twitter.

When firefighters arrived, they found “severe fire conditions,” spokesman Pete Piringer said.

Part of Art the building was destroyed, according to the fire service. Cinder blocks, fragments of brick walls and window screens were scattered on the ground near the building.

“It felt that we were bombed” said a person from the nearby NBC Washington office.

More than 100 firefighters and other first responders responded to the scene, and “the bulk of the fire” was contained by 10 a.m., Piringer said, although some hot spots remained.

“It looks like the firewalls in this particular case held up pretty well,” Piringer said.

Including eight people four childrenwere taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, while two others were taken to emergency rooms with serious injuries, according to NBC Washington.

“There was a gas fire in the basement,” Fire Chief Scott Goldstein told ABC7, adding that once the gas is turned off at street level, any lingering hot spots can be extinguished.

“This it felt like that earthquake it happened like ten years ago,” a nearby resident told the station. “And we saw all this smoke coming down the sky.”

According to officials, the search of the area continues.

Piringer, a spokesman for the fire department, did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment.



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The explosion went off in the apartment of a doctor of medical sciences, 10 people were injured, officials said

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According to officials, on November 16, there was an explosion in a residential complex in the state of Maryland. Almost a dozen people were injured.

Photo from Montgomery County IAFF Local 1664 Career Firefighters

An explosion ripped through an apartment complex in Maryland on Wednesday, Nov. 16, causing a partial building collapse, a massive fire and multiple injuries, officials said.

Around 8:40 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a two-story apartment building in Gaithersburg, located about 25 miles north of Washington, DC. reports of an explosiona Montgomery County fire official said on Twitter.

When firefighters arrived, they found “severe fire conditions,” spokesman Pete Piringer said.

Part of Art the building was destroyed, according to the fire service. Cinder blocks, fragments of brick walls and window screens were scattered on the ground near the building.

“It felt that we were bombed” said a person from the nearby NBC Washington office.

More than 100 firefighters and other first responders responded to the scene, and “the bulk of the fire” was contained by 10 a.m., Piringer said, although some hot spots remained.

“It looks like the firewalls in this particular case held up pretty well,” Piringer said.

Including eight people four childrenwere taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, while two others were taken to emergency rooms with serious injuries, according to NBC Washington.

“There was a gas fire in the basement,” Fire Chief Scott Goldstein told ABC7, adding that once the gas is turned off at street level, any lingering hot spots can be extinguished.

“This it felt like that earthquake it happened like ten years ago,” a nearby resident told the station. “And we saw all this smoke coming down the sky.”

According to officials, the search of the area continues.

Piringer, a spokesman for the fire department, did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment.



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