June 29, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Celebrates the Fourth (VIDEO)

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and there are lots of places to go to see the fireworks in Montgomery County. The county’s Department of Recreation will host fireworks displays at the Maryland Soccerplex in the South Germantown Recreational Park and at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington. Find out more here.

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June 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Fourth of July: A Preview (VIDEO)

Save the date: the Fourth of July is just around the corner and the county’s Department of Recreation is hosting two fireworks celebrations this year.

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July 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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House Fire on Deerbrook Drive in Potomac Causes $100,000 Damage

Montgomery firefighters say a house fire overnight at 13311 Deerbrook Drive in Potomac caused $100,000 in damage. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the cause of the fire was accidental. He said the blaze was sparked by discharged fireworks that landed on the roof’s cedar shingles. According to Piringer, one […]

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July 8, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Fire Investigators Confiscate Illegal Fireworks (PHOTO)

Montgomery County fire investigators confiscated $5,000 worth of illegal fireworks on July 4. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were no injuries reported. All fireworks, including Sparklers, are illegal in Montgomery County. MoCo Fire Investigators & PD confiscated >$5K worth of illegal fireworks on July 4, there were NO injuries reported […]

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July 6, 2013 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Reports Fireworks Show Difficulties

The city of Rockville’s Independence Day fireworks show was cut short because of “technical difficulties.” According to city officials, the show was planned to be 20 minutes long but experienced technical difficulties about six minutes after it started at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. Unable to diagnose the problem, city officials said the fireworks technician made […]

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July 4, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Fireworks Guide (Photos and Video)

There are plenty of places to see the fireworks on the Fourth of July in Montgomery County. Our coverage begins with this update from “County Report This Week.” Take a look: As noted above, several cities and towns in Montgomery County are hosting Fourth of July celebrations, too. More information below: Gaithersburg: The city of […]

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July 15, 2012 | Staff Writer


Illegal Fireworks Spark Garage Fire

It took Montgomery County fire rescue units 40 minutes to knock down a fire at 733 Kent Oaks Mews in Gaithersburg on Saturday night. Assistant Chief Scott Graham said the call was dispatched at 10:45 p.m. on July 14 and when firefighters arrived a detached garage in the Kentlands community was heavily engulfed in flames. […]

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July 13, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Friday the 13th Fireworks (Video)

The city of Gaithersburg’s Fourth of July fireworks show has been rescheduled for Friday, July 13 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Join friends and family for “Finally, Fireworks!” a midsummer celebration featuring live music, food, and spectacular fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m. In this video clip, you can listen to City Council member Ryan […]

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July 4, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Gaithersburg Delays Fireworks (Video)

Gaithersburg officials have delayed the Fourth of July celebration because Pepco crews are using the Montgomery County Fairgrounds as a staging location while restoration efforts are underway in our region. In this video clip, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz tells MCM’s Sonya Burke about the thought process that went into the decision and he says the […]

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July 3, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Several Fireworks Displays Canceled

Fireworks displays in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County and the city of Rockville have been canceled as efforts to restore power and clean up downed trees continue following Friday’s severe storms. Gaithersburg officials said they were canceling its Fourth of July fireworks display scheduled for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds to ensure Pepco’s restoration efforts following Friday’s severe […]

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