Saturday, December 6, 2008

twelve families homeless after white oak apartment fire

From the Post:
Fire gutted a Silver Spring apartment building today, injuring two and leaving 12 families displaced from their homes on a morning when temperatures hovered just above freezing.

The 10:30 a.m. fire at White Oak Gardens on Lockwood Drive created a scene of pandemonium, as those who lived in the three-story building tried to escape rapidly spreading flames and thick, black smoke, witnesses said.

At least one child had to be dropped from the top floor, and at least one woman jumped to safety from a balcony on the third floor, witnesses said.

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