- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) - Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate a Chevy Chase apartment building after a fire broke out on the 16th floor.

Fire crews responded to the Willard Apartments around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Montgomery County Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer says two residents were injured and taken to nearby hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Piringer says the fire started in a sun room of one unit. Officials say hallway sprinklers kept the fire from spreading to other units.

Officials say the fire displaced six adults. The rest of the residents were able to return to their homes.

Piringer says the cause of the fire appeared to be electrical and involved an extension cord. The cost of damage is estimated to be about $25,000.

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