A kitchen fire at the Lenox Park Apartments building in downtown Silver Spring on Thursday evening caused two people to be transported to a burn center and displaced five residents, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer.
Around 8:45 p.m. Thursday, fire personnel responded to a cooking fire in a kitchen on the 11th floor of Lenox Park Apartments at 1400 East-West Highway. According to MCFRS radio communications (reported by MoCo360), three patients were evaluated and two were transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center for treatment of their burn injuries.
Update – Lenox Park Apartments, fire in kitchen, residential sprinkler activation, fire extinguished, @MCFRS_EMIHS transporting 2 patients to burn unit, five (5) occupants displaced, @mcfrs PE719, PE844, PE702, E754, T716, T706, RS742B, M701, BC701, BC702 & others responded
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) August 11, 2023