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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus Fire at MCPS Depot

UPDATE 5.22.17 Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there is nothing suspicious about the school bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) bus depot at Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend. Piringer said investigators believe the fire was electrical in nature and it may have originated in the dashboard. He […]

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May 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Aspen Hill Fire Displaces Two People

UPDATED Dozens of firefighters battled a house fire in the 4100 block of Southend Road in Aspen Hill overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze occurred around midnight. He said two people inside the house were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms. He […]

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April 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

One Person Dead in Gaithersburg Condo Fire, Three People Injured

UPDATED 4.3.17 Firefighters are investigating a fatal condo fire in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was found dead in the fire and three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the fire occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at  996West Side Drive, which is the Brighton West […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Causes Over $100,000 in Damages in Potomac

A house fire displaced a family of six in Potomac on Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue official. Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze originated in the basement of a large house in the 9900 block of Potomac Manors Drive. When firefighters arrived on scene, Piringer said there was smoke showing. […]

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October 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Burtonsville Family (PHOTOS)

A house fire in Burtonsville caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Tuesday afternoon and displaced the family who lives there, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it took 45 firefighters to extinguish the blaze on Turbridge Court. Firefighters from Prince George’s and Howard counties provided mutual […]

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October 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg House Fire Displaces Ten People (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A basement fire has displaced ten people from a house in the 8300 block of Cottage Hill Court in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said one person was injured in the fire on Wednesday night. There were no working smoke alarms in the house, he said. As […]

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March 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

Colesville Family Displaced by Fire on Easter Sunday

A fire at 1608 Timberline Road in Colesville ignited in the garage and extended to the house, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damages, and displaced a family of four, on Easter Sunday. According to Piringer, there were no injures. […]

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January 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire in North Potomac (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in North Potomac on Friday afternoon at 12210 Turley Drive. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the residents were home at the time of the fire and safely evacuated. A firefighter was injured at the scene, Piringer said. According to Piringer, damage is estimated at $225,000. […]

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December 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Olney House Fire Displaces Residents and Ten Dogs (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Over 60 firefighters battled a house fire in Olney on Tuesday evening. A fire official said the fire caused an estimated $600,000 in damages. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said two occupants in the house assisted ten dogs out of the house and they were not injured. Piringer has Tweeted a link to […]

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October 6, 2015 | Aline Barros

Roof Fire at Montgomery College Building in Rockville (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a fire on the roof of a Montgomery College building, according to Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said crews found fire in the area of the air conditioning unit from a building that is under construction at the college’s Rockville campus. “Montgomery College ‘new’ Science [building] under construction, welder’s […]

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