October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Apartment Fire Displaces Families

Update – Schuyler Road, 4-sty apt; Origin area, 1st fl bedroom; Cause, smoking, 02 contributed; Damage, $100K; several families displaced — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 18, 2017 A Tuesday night fire in a Silver Spring apartment building displaced three families and caused $100,000 in damages, a fire spokesman said. It was likely caused by […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Gas Leak Repairs Underway on Nebel Street, Road Closures

UPDATED Repairs are now underway to a broken six-inch gas line in the 12800 block of Nebel Street, according to a Washington Gas company official. Washington Gas spokesperson Brian Edwards said the gas to the line was turned off at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. “The leak there was a result of a third party strike […]

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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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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Celebrates National Night Out (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 1, in communities across the county. The annual event is designed to help neighbors get to know each other in order to make their neighborhoods safer. In the Saybrooke community of Gaithersburg this year, residents were also celebrating the neighborhood’s 30th anniversary. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke was […]

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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 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Identify Teen Who Drowned at Maple Lake in Washington Grove on June 17th

UPDATE: Montgomery County police said Thursday afternoon the victim was identified as Kodjo Jean-Claude Ayewou, 14, of Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy and ruled that the cause and manner of death to be an accidental drowning, police said. Original post: Montgomery County police officers are investigating a possible […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Crash on I-495 Outer Loop Near River Road

UPDATED Maryland troopers are investigating a crash that occurred overnight on the I-495 outer loop at River Road towards Virginia. Sgt. Tim Lease of the Maryland State Police Department said the collision occurred around midnight in the middle lane of the highway. According to Lease, a car broke down on the highway and was struck […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Displaces Damascus Family, Damages Estimated at $100,000 (VIDEO)

A townhouse fire on Butterfield Way in Damascus caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Sunday night and displaced a family of four, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said 60 firefighters were called to the scene. According to Piringer, the family was not home at the time […]

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April 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Body Camera Footage Shows First Responders at Silver Spring Fire (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police and county Fire and Rescue Services have released this video from the Aug. 10 fire at the Flower Avenue Apartments. The video incluke’s narrated from the first responders as well as body camera footage. In one instance, a mother and father are reunited with their baby. More than 100 firefighters were called […]

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March 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Family in Potomac (PHOTOS)

A house fire in Potomac displaced a family last night on Blue Meadow Road, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said when firefighters arrived there were flames showing. According to Piringer, the fire started in the chimney and spread to the attic. He said about 60 firefighters […]

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