SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) - At least 20 apartment units were damaged, and between 80 and 100 residents were displaced after a three alarm fire in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon.
Fire crews battled the blaze in the 2800 block of Terrace Drive is in the Lyttonsville section of Silver Spring.
The fire began in the common attic area of a three-story garden-style apartment complex at about 2:15 p.m., according to Montgomery County's Capt. Scott Graham.
Graham said the fire quickly spread to several other buildings in the complex through the common attic area.
A second alarm was sounded and the fire eventually went to three alarms before firefighters could get the blaze under control.
An evacuation tone was sounded and firefighters went into an exterior attack mode to fight the fire. The fire was out by 5 p.m. The apartment units were extensively damaged. Montgomery County and the Red Cross are helping the displaced residents to find temporary shelter.
Graham said there are no civilian injuries. Two firefighters suffered injuries, one minor and one serious but non life-threatening. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, Graham said.
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