house fire

July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Fire Displaces Family Overnight

A fire overnight in Rockville caused an estimated $75,000 in damages to a residence in the Wheaton Woods community, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire began in a shed around 1 a.m. and extended to the adjacent house in the 4600 block of Tallahassee […]

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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 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate What Sparked House Fire in Potomac (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire last night at 10 Lamp Post Court in Potomac. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said it was a “significant fire” and about 65 firefighters were called to the scene. Piringer said the fire appears to have ignited on the exterior rear deck and […]

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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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May 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Three People on East Light Drive

Montgomery County firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a house fire on East Light Drive in Silver Spring on Sunday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said about 45 firefighters responded to the scene and there was smoke showing at the two-story house as they […]

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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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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Family in Olney (PHOTOS)

A house fire on Broom Drive in Olney has displaced a family of four and their two dogs, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer said smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire on Sunday morning shortly before noon. There were no injuries, he reported on his […]

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March 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Past Week’s Top Stories

The top stories at mymcmedia.org run the gamut, from police and fire news, to a quirky story about an attempt to dispose of a statue of a Confederate soldier. Use the links below in case you missed any of them. The Statue Nobody Wants Had Little Luck on Craigslist Board of Education Adopts Updated School […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Causes Over $100,000 in Damages in Potomac

A house fire displaced a family of six in Potomac on Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue official. Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze originated in the basement of a large house in the 9900 block of Potomac Manors Drive. When firefighters arrived on scene, Piringer said there was smoke showing. […]

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