Fire and Rescue

October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Halloween pumpkin

County Public Safety Agencies Provide Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween quickly approaching, the Montgomery County Police and Fire and Rescue Services offer some important tips for a safe Halloween. Plan a safe route: The most important safety tip is to “trick-or-treat” only in neighborhoods and at homes known to your family. Only visit homes with a porch light on, accept treats at the […]

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June 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Displaces Rockville Residents (PHOTOS)

About 40 firefighters battled a townhouse fire on Newton Drive in Rockville on Wednesday afternoon. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, the accidental fire was ignited by the spontaneous combustion of some oily rags that were left on the patio. One of […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Winds Toppled Trees and Wires Across Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

Strong winds toppled trees and wires across Montgomery County on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said dispatchers fielded dozens of calls within an hour’s time this afternoon. Piringer said there were no reports of serious injuries. At 5 p.m., there were over 1,600 Pepco customers without power in Montgomery County, according to […]

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February 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Strong Winds Toppled Trees and Wires Across Montgomery County

Strong winds toppled trees and power lines across Montgomery County on Sunday night and Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said several Chevy Chase homes were damaged by falling trees near Thornapple Street and Chestnut Street in Chevy Chase. A tree also fell onto a […]

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February 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

The latest Council in Brief includes reports on the incinerator, the redevelopment of White Oak and the neighborhood action team. Susan Kenedy hosts the show, below:

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January 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbings at Wheaton Mall (VIDEO)

UPDATED 1.12.17 Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect. UPDATED  1.11.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks said detectives are working around the clock to find the suspect wanted in the stabbing deaths that occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the Wheaton mall. Police have not released any information about the suspect or the motive. In […]

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January 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds Evacuated After Bomb Threat at Jewish Community Center in Rockville

Hundreds of people were evacuated from a Jewish Community Center today after a bomb threat was received around noon at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington on Montrose Road in Rockville. CEO Michael Feinstein said the caller was a woman who stated there was a bomb in the building. According to Feinstein, it was unclear […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Metro Worker Falls 35 Feet Down Shaft in Bethesda

A Metro worker is hospitalized this morning after he fell down a utility shaft 35 feet below grade in Bethesda, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. It happened overnight at the Elm Street Metro shaft near 7272 Wisconsin Avenue. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said firefighters used a rope rescue to extricate the […]

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January 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Paramedics Transport Six Workers for Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Rockville

Six workers were treated for exposure to carbon monoxide today in Rockville, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it happened shortly before noon at 804 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. That’s where he said some large commercial ovens were fired up in a space that was being renovated […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: 93-Year-Old Woman Dies From Injuries in Car Crash

UPDATED A 93-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained in a one vehicle collision on Dec. 5 in Bethesda, according to Montgomery County police officers. The car crash happened around 9 a.m. at 8015 Whittier Boulevard. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of a 2003 Buick Century was making a left turn […]

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