Two Severely Injured in Maryland House Explosion


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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