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Montgomery County firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in Silver Spring Friday morning.
Armando Trull
Montgomery County firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in Silver Spring Friday morning.

Montgomery County Fire Department and Montgomery County police responded to the scene of a two-alarm fire at an apartment building on the 14,000 block of Castle Boulevard off Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring.

Firefighters arrived at the scene around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. Officials say residents evacuated the garden-style, multi-story building, and they believe everyone got out safety. At least seven or eight units are destroyed.

"The fire started on the top floor," says one displaced resident who was forced to jump over her balcony with her pet. "There was a great deal of smoke."

There have been no reports of injuries.

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