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Update: Silver Spring Apartment Fire Death Investigation – A Seventh Victim Located Deceased; Search and Recovery Efforts Continue Tomorrow

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) continues its death investigation following a fatal fire that occurred at apartment buildings in the 8700 block of Arliss Street in Silver Spring on the night of Wednesday, August 10.  The Police Department is confirming that today, Tuesday, August 16, personnel located a seventh body within a building.

Police investigators have not yet identified the seven victims.  The bodies have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy and possible identification.

The joint investigation between the MCPD, the Department of Fire and Rescue Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is ongoing and the possible cause/causes of this fire is still under investigation.  Search and recovery efforts will continue tomorrow.

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Release ID: 16-203
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: death-investigation