Maryland Condo Explosion Injures 12 In Massive Fire

Firefighters inspect the site of a fire caused by an explosion at a Gaithersburg, Maryland, apartment building in which 12 people were reported injured on November 16, 2022, according to officials. - A preliminary report by fire department officials indicate the explosion was a gas leak. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A condo building exploded and caught fire Wednesday morning in Gaithersburg, injuring as many as 12 people, including four children, according to WBAL-TV.
  • A total of 10 people were hospitalized following the fiery incident that occurred at about 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • Residents reported that the loud explosion “felt like a shockwave” and included a partial building collapse. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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