Two Severely Injured in Maryland House Explosion

A house explosion severely injured a man and a woman in Rockville.


Assistant Chief Scott Graham, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, confirms rescue crews were called to the 11200 block of Ashley Drive for a report of a house explosion around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Graham says firefighters arriving on scene found a single family home destroyed by an apparent explosion and called for a second alarm.

According to Graham, a man and a woman were severely burned in the explosion and have been transported to a local hospital. Graham says their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Right now Graham says the exact cause of the explosion is unknown at this time.

There are fallen trees and downed wires in the area.

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