September 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Fatal North Bethesda Fire

U/D Danbury Road. Fire extinguished MCFRS Fire Investigations and MCPD on scene to conduct the joint investigation. @MCFRSNews — Daniel Ogren (@mcfrsPIO4) September 10, 2017 Updated, Sept. 12, 6:45 a.m.: Montgomery County police detectives are investigating the death of a man who died in a North Bethesda house fire Sunday, according to a police […]

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August 7, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stepped Up Housing Code Inspections Unrelated to Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

Nine new housing code specialists are being hired to increase the frequency of inspections at multi-family dwellings in Montgomery County. The County Council approved a new Landlord-Tenants bill in November, a little more than three months after a natural gas explosion and fire killed seven people at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. The […]

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August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighters Battle Hoarder’s Items to Investigate Smoky Basement

Firefighters had to contend with the possessions of a hoarder to fight a fire in Silver Spring on Sunday. A passer-by saw smoke in the home, in the 10000 block of Greenock Road, and called 911, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said. When firefighters arrived, “they were challenged by a pretty extreme […]

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August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighters Called to Council Office Building (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

A slipped belt on a rooftop air conditioning unit prompted a call for fire trucks at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Thursday. David Dise, director of the Montgomery County Department of General Services, said the belt caused smoke, which got into the building’s ventilation system. The unit was replaced, Dise said. By about […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for July 14-20

Sunflowers, politics, shopping and, of course, public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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July 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Police, Firefighters (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce awarded firefighters and police officers Friday morning at a ceremony at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg. Montgomery Village District Officer Matthew McGowan received a medal of valor. He was attacked by a man with a knife after the man provided information about a stolen bicycle. Capt. Dinesh Patil […]

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July 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Fire Heavily Damages Damascus Home, Destroys Police Cruiser

Fire caused heavy damage to a home in Damascus early Friday morning, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman. The fire also destroyed a Montgomery County police cruiser parked next to the home in the driveway. Explosions could be heard as the fire set off ammunition stored in the cruiser, Battalion Chief Daniel […]

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July 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Firefighters Battle Townhouse Fire in Gaithersburg, One Person Injured

UPDATED One person was injured at the scene of a townhouse fire on Bluebird Terrace in Gaithersburg on Monday night, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze occurred in the 9200 block of Bluebird Terrace. According to Piringer, over 80 firefighters battled heavy fire conditions […]

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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Vigil: The candlelight vigil for Shadi Najjar and Artem Ziberov, the two teenagers gunned down in Montgomery Village, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest High School, and the community is invited. 2. Public Safety: The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee […]

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June 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 15, in Montgomery County: 1. SafeTrack:  Metro officials will host a news conference with local officials from around the region today to mark the end of the SafeTrack maintenance program following Surge #16, a line segment shutdown between Shady Grove and Twinbrook that starts Saturday. 2. House Fire: […]

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