WATCH: Neighbor @amritsathi captures video of the explosion at Friendly Garden Apartments in Silver Spring.
— WTOP (@WTOP) March 3, 2022
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At least five people are critically injured in a two-alarm fire and explosion has engulfed a high rise apartment building in Silver Spring.
Pete Piringer, public information officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said firefighters were called to the scene at 2423 Lyttonsville Road near Michigan Avenue for a reported fire and explosion.
Piringer said between 10 and 12 people were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries and some people refused treatment at the hospital.
While firefighters are still on scene and there is still work to do, it appears everyone has been accounted for.
WATCH LIVE: Chopper4 footage shows a massive amount of gray smoke billowing from an apartment complex in Silver Spring.
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) March 3, 2022
SILVER SPRING EXPLOSION: Aerial images show a clear look at the damage after a fire and explosion led to a structural collapse at an apartment complex in Silver Spring Thursday morning.
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) March 3, 2022
New video pic.twitter.com/XFGlMhRvFz
— Mohamed (@MohYOthman) March 3, 2022
Above is the view of the fire from near the Pentagon in Northern Virginia. It’s about 12 miles away.
Lyttonsville Rd, Residential apartment building explosion and fire https://t.co/quCjUzSuat
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 3, 2022