NTSB Resets Meeting on Silver Spring Gas Explosion

The Aug. 10, 2016, explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, Md., destroyed two apartment buildings, killed seven people, and caused 65 people to be transported to area hospitals. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold the board meeting to determine the probable cause of the Aug. 10, 2016, natural gas explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, Md., on April 23, rather than the earlier date of March 12. The meeting time is the same, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Two apartment buildings were destroyed in the incident, which killed seven people and caused 65 people to be transported to area hospitals. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Parties to the investigation include the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Maryland Public Service Commission, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Montgomery County Department of Police, and Washington Gas.

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