Silver Spring apartment fire caused by natural gas explosion

Posted at 12:52 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 17:51:57-04
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Investigators are blaming natural gas for an explosion and fire that killed seven people at a Maryland apartment building.
Daniel Board Jr. is the special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Baltimore field division, said Friday that a natural gas explosion occurred in the meter room of the building in Silver Spring on Aug. 10, and a gas-fed fire consumed the apartments above and next door.  
Police say they've identified three of the seven people killed.

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