Home Explosion Sends Two to Burn Unit

By Peter DePaolis

Two Rockville residents suffered serious burn injuries earlier this month when a large explosion destroyed their home around 3 a.m. The blast tossed the two into their backyard, according to a Montgomery County Fire official. The explosion caused minor to moderate damage to nearby homes and blew debris approximately 50 feet.

Emergency responders rushed the two injured adults to the burn unit at a local hospital. The male victim has non-life threatening injuries, and the female victim has life-threatening injuries, according to a local fire official. The two had only recently moved into the home in the 11200 block of Ashley Drive.

A resident two doors down from the blast said it made her house shake, and she saw a ball of fire when she ran outside to investigate. The fire department and local utility companies are still investigating the cause of the explosion.

Powerful explosions can cause serious injuries. If you suffer injuries from a home explosion, contact a Maryland personal injury attorney for a free consultation about how you can recover financial compensation for your suffering. An experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P. can represent you in a personal injury action.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.