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March 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Adventure Theatre Rebuilding After Fire

A fire at Adventure Theatre MTC earlier this month caused more than $500K in damages, according to the theatre’s managing director, Leon Seemann. “It was devastating to walk in and see our home under water and smoke and damage, he said. “To see our costumes and some of our props […] it’s like seeing everything you […]

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March 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Adventure Theatre Fire Causes More Than $ 500K in Damages

A fire at Adventure Theatre earlier this month caused an estimated $500,000 in damages, according to the theatre’s managing director Leon Seemann and that number could increase. The cause of the fire was electrical and started in a wall space at approximately 1:30 in the morning, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Adventure Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances Following Fire

Update: Adventure Theatre cancels March 3rd and 4th performances at their Theatre in Glen Echo Park due to fire damage in the business offices. Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park sustained damage in a fire on Friday. The fire started about 1:30 a.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said via Twitter […]

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February 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Regulars Mourn Loss of Dietle’s — ‘A Relic of Bygone Days’

A dozen or more of Hank Dietle’s regulars clustered outside the tavern Wednesday afternoon, remembering the bar they frequented. “It was like a relic of bygone days,” said Tom, who didn’t want to give his last name. “A true bar from the 50s.” Here are images of the aftermath of the Wednesday night fire that […]

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January 31, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Apartment Fire Displaces Aspen Hill Residents

An apartment fire displaced 21 people from their homes, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS). It happened in the 2900 block of Hewitt Avenue in Aspen Hill on Tuesday afternoon at the Somerset Apartments. Residents discovered the fire on the top floor of the three-story apartment building, according to MCFRS spokesman Pete […]

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January 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fire Officials Remind Residents to Think Smart Ash

Winter time for fire and safety crews can be the busiest time of year. Last weekend was unusually busy for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, according to the department’s spokesperson, Pete Piringer. The reason? Well in addition to broken pipes, the mishandling of chimney and fireplace ashes contributed to several significant fires last weekend. […]

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November 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Fire Displaces Three Family Members

Update (~630p) 1718 Republic Rd; singe family house; Cause, accidental, electrical; Area of Origin, bsmt bedroom; Damage, $125K; at least 3 displaced; no one home at time, no injury, >50 FFs OS pic.twitter.com/gw24IdyB1m — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 20, 2017 A Sunday night fire in Silver Spring displaced three people, a Montgomery County Fire and […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Apartment Fire Displaces Nine Families

A Thursday night fire in the walls of a Rockville apartment building displaced nine families and caused more than $250,000 in damages, a fire spokesman said. It was likely an accidental fire caused by smoking materials, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The fire, at the Galvan apartments in the 1800 […]

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October 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Moving Back Into Promenade

Residents are moving back into the Promenade Towers as electricity was restored over the weekend, said Carl Hyde on Monday. Hyde is the property’s community manager. A fire knocked out electrical equipment Saturday, Oct. 21. In its north and south towers, the 18-story Promenade has more than 1,000 units, Hyde said. About 500 units were […]

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Apartment Fire Displaces Hundreds

A fire at the Promenade Apartments in Bethesda sent 18 people to the hospital, six with smoke inhalation, and displaced hundreds of others, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. One firefighter was taken to a hospital for heat exhaustion. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents, MCFRS said. The fire caused […]

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