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FORUM FIRE Update / Correction 10:45 P.M.

CORRECTION:

BUILDING 2 HAS BEEN TOTATLLY EVACUATED

BUILDING 5 HAS BEEN PARTIALLY EVACUATED

Those with loved ones who reside in Buildings 2 or 5 may pick them up if they choose to do so.

 

Previous update:

https://montgomerycountypolicereporter.com/?p=69064

SOUTH COUNTY — Just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, an explosion was reported at The Forum at The Woodlands located on West Panther Creek. As The Woodlands Engine 102 pulled out of the station a smoke column was already sighted. As the first trucks arrived they attacked the fire on a large transformer mounted on the ground. Inside that transformer was close to one hundred gallons of mineral oil used for cooling also burning. A breezeway was also on fire as was a building housing air conditioning equipment. Heat from the flames melted the siding on building five of the complex.

At this time the fire is out but firefighters are still cooling the transformer.

Approximately sixty patients have been displaced and are currently being housed at a nursing home, church and in the dining room of the complex.

According to Assistant Montgomery County Fire Marshal Scott Burlin there are no injuries. He did say if families want pick loved ones up from the FIVE BUILDING ONLY,  they may do so. Do not however drive  down next to the fire trucks as there is hose on the ground and no option to turn around.

Additional information as available

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