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(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — Two dozen people were injured in a three-alarm fire and possible explosion at a residential apartment complex in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Emergency crews report at least 20 to 25 injuries, including two firefighters.

8600 Blk Piney Branch Road images pic.twitter.com/8SL5EADAOp

— Dee Howard Richards (@mcfrsPIO3) August 11, 2016

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene just before midnight and continues to battle a blaze that caused structural collapse in one building and damaged several others.

Update – Flower Branch Apts, around 12 Midnite, explosion & fire, residential apt bldg, about 2 dozen injured, EMS evaluated many others

— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) August 11, 2016

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