UPDATED: Six Hospitalized in Three-Alarm Fire in Downtown Silver Spring

UPDATE: 11:27 a.m. — Councilmember Evan Glass tweeted that displaced residents are now being assisted at the Coffield Recreation Center.

UPDATE: 10:45 a.m. — 17 residents, some with critical injuries, and 3 firefighters have been hospitalized, MCFRS chief Scott Goldstein said in a media briefing. Displaced residents are currently sheltering in place at the Doubletree by Hilton Silver Spring DC North hotel, located across the street.

Original Story:

Several residents have been hospitalized following a three-alarm fire at the Arrive Silver Spring apartment building in downtown Silver Spring, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded at approximately 6:00 a.m. Saturday to a smoke alarm reported on the seventh floor of Arrive Silver Spring (formerly The Point) at 8750 Georgia Ave.

Piringer tweeted that many people were trapped, mostly on balconies, and that several people were being treated for smoke inhalation. A number of residents were evaluated and assisted by EMS, with additional units requested.

Six residents have been transported to the hospital thus far, one of whom is in critical condition, Piringer said.

All lanes of Georgia Ave. are currently closed between Spring St. and Cameron St.

Photo: Pete Piringer / Twitter

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