Local Officials to Get Update on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to get an update on issues relating to the explosion and fire at a Silver Spring apartment complex that killed seven people last month.

The hearing is set for Tuesday afternoon in Rockville.

Earl Stoddard, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is scheduled to provide information. Scott Goldstein, the county’s fire chief, also is scheduled to attend, as well as Thomas Manger, the county’s police chief.

The Aug. 10 explosion happened at the Flower Branch apartments.

Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have said that a buildup of natural gas caused the explosion.

(Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live