Montogomery County firefighters responded to a fire Friday afternoon in an apartment building in downtown Silver Spring. Credit: Ginny Bixby

Three people were injured in a fire that broke out Friday afternoon on the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building in the 1100 block of Fidler Lane in downtown Silver Spring, according to authorities.

One person suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital; two people were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, Montgomery Country Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter.

The Fire and Rescue Services responded shortly after 2 p.m. to the report of a fire in the Twin Towers complex, according to Battalion Fire Chief James Carpenter.

The fire was extinguished by around 3 p.m., though the upper floors of the building displayed light and smoke conditions, Piringer wrote.  The fire affected two apartments and several people were likely to be displaced, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to authorities.

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