NTSB Report Expected to Answer Key Questions About Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

It is coming up on one year since the National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation of what ignited a natural gas leak at Flower Branch Apartments last Aug. 10. The federal agency is expected to provide some critical answers to questions about the explosion and fire that killed seven people, injured dozens of others and displaced some 60 families. Councilmember Tom Hucker is among the county officials waiting to review the NTSB’s findings, including what caused natural gas to leak into a meter room and explode.

Hucker says tenants should not be concerned about the gas lines at Flower Branch Apartments because Washington Gas inspected all of the units and buildings following the Aug. 10 explosion and fire. The Councilman also urges all county residents to call 911 and immediately get out of any home or building where they detect the sulfur-like smell of natural gas.

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About Phyllis Armstrong

Phyllis Armstrong is a multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of experience in writing, reporting and broadcasting. She covered a wide range of news interests and issues as a general assignment reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 2009. Phyllis has continued to produce feature stories about local restaurants, culinary professionals and minority achievers for several online publications. Cooking, reading and Tai Chi are among are favorite things to do.


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