More than 100 firefighters were needed Tuesday morning to fight a two-alarm blaze that displaced four households and caused more than $125,000 in damage to an eight-story apartment building in Silver Spring.
No one was injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said.
The fire was first reported about 7:30 a.m. at Wayne Manchester Towers, an apartment building in the 20 block of East Wayne Avenue.
Fire officials said that initial investigation indicates that the blaze began on the top floor. Most residents were able to leave the building on their own, but a few needed help from firefighters, Piringer said. No one was trapped, he said.
Piringer said that cans of spray paint in one bedroom exploded in the fire, blowing out windows, which fell into the parking lot next to the building.
Occupants of four apartments in the building were displaced, he said.
Part of East Wayne Avenue was closed at times during the Tuesday morning commute as firefighters worked in the area.