Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wayne Manchester Towers fire in Silver Spring displaces 4 families (Photos)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a fire at the Wayne Manchester Towers apartments in Silver Spring yesterday around 7:30 AM. The two-alarm blaze that started in a top floor apartment required over 100 firefighters to extinguish the flames, and rescue residents, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said.

Piringer noted that working smoke alarms in the building were a major reason all occupants escaped injury. But some needed to be rescued by firefighters, trapped by flames and smoke. An explosion reportedly blew out a window at the 8-story building at 25 E. Wayne Avenue.

The blaze, smoke and water damage caused over $125,000 in damage, according to Piringer. Its cause remains under investigation as of this writing.

Photos by Pete Piringer

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