SILVER SPRING, Md. _ CASA will make a major announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Flower Branch Apartments that were ravaged last month by a fire that killed 7 people in Silver Spring.
The announcement is on behalf of more than 80 victims of the tragedy.
The explosion and subsequent fire occurred shortly after midnight on Wednesday, August 10th, consuming two four-story apartment buildings at 8701 and 8703 Piney Branch Rd., near University Boulevard. The fire was the result of a gas explosion in a meter room, which was located in the basement of one of the buildings.
As a result of a fire:
7 people died, including two children.
30 or more were treated at area hospitals
Dozens are suffering PTSD
84 families were displaced from their homes
We expect residents and neighbors affected by the tragedy to be present at the press conference.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2016
WHERE: 8700 block of Arliss St. Silver Spring, Md, in the supermarket’s side parking lot
WHO: CASA, Victims of fire
WHAT: Announcement of behalf of victims. Victims will tell their story.