Apartment Building Explosion and Building Collapse in Silver Springs, Maryland

At least 10 people hospitalized after an explosion that led to a structural collapse of an apartment building in a suburb of Washington D.C.

An explosion rocked a four-story apartment building this morning in Silver Springs, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C. The explosion caused a two-alarm fire that led to a structural collapse of the apartment building. At least three people are critically injured. Several residents of the apartment complex remain unaccounted for since the explosion. Currently, officials believe there are no casualties. At this time, investigators are unaware of what caused the explosion. Over 100 hundred firefighters fought the fire and rescued residents trapped inside the apartment building.  

SMB is among the Nation’s leaders in fire litigation and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of fires. SMB’s attorneys have spent tens of thousands of hours working on dozens of fire cases, including representing victims of:

  • The Grenfell Tower apartment fire, which killed 72 people;
  • The Conception Dive Boat fire, which killed 34 people; and
  • The Barclay Friends Fire, which killed 4 people.

The workplace accident attorneys at Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky are standing by and available for commentary as the situation develops.

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