As many as 26 injured in Maryland apartment fire

Fire near Washington appears to be under control

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A fire in suburban Maryland has sent as many as 26 people and 2 firefighters to the hospital, news reports say.

USA Today reports the fire appeared to have started at the Flower Branch Apartments in the Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Springs, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

WBAL-TV in Baltimore reports that one building “exploded” and that the fire was fueled by natural gas.

While the fire was believed to be under control early Thursday, some people were unaccounted for, USA Today reports.

More than 160 firefighters and emergency workers made "numerous rescues" in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road, according to Montgomery County Fire officials.

More than 90 people were displaced and multiple buildings were damaged, fire officials told USA Today.