March 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

White Tractor Trailer Changed Lanes, Sparking Morning Wreck, State Police Say

Maryland State Police said Monday that an unknown white tractor trailer abruptly changed lanes, causing a rapid chain of collisions that led to a three-hour closure of I-270 during the Monday morning rush hour. Other vehicles braked to try to avoid collisions, state police said. The series of collisions occurred near the Middlebrook Road exit […]

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March 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday; Remember to Set Clocks Ahead and Check Smoke Alarms

Daylight saving time this year begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour and check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website, daylight saving time (DST) is the part of the year when we advance our clocks […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Trapped after Destructive Winds Topple Tree on Kensington Home

Two residents are displaced after a large tree fell on a Kensington home early this morning around 2 a.m., according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Officials say a 100-year-old woman was trapped underneath the debris. She was transported to a hospital after firefighters freed her. Fire and rescue services continue to tweet about more […]

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January 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Update: Police Identify Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train in Gaithersburg

Update, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.: Montgomery County police have identified the victim as Dwight Nathaniel Demar, 67, of Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg. Update, 5:15 p.m.: Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a man who was struck and killed by an eastbound Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon in Gaithersburg. About 1:55 p.m., the man was hit […]

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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fire and Rescue Crews Rescue Kayaker Stuck on Ice

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services were called in early Tuesday to help a kayaker who was reportedly stuck on ice at Seneca Creek State Park. Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, posted about the rescue on Twitter. According to his Tweets, MCFRS swift water crews responded to the 11900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg […]

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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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December 10, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Fire Marshal Sander Cohen

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday Dec. 10 in honor of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, who died in the line of duty on Dec. 8. Cohen was struck and killed in the line of duty when he responded to a crash on I-270 Friday night. The flags will […]

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November 22, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Fire Places 2nd in NBC4’s Firehouse Cook-off Challenge

So the votes are in and the District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD) wins the Firehouse Cooking Challenge with 1,078 votes! Montgomery County takes second place with 1,023 votes for their chicken Marsala and crab balls. Four area fire and rescue services competed in NBC News4’s firehouse cooking challenge last week. Reporter Molette Green visited […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Look Inside: Task Force Lead Describes What Hurricane Rescue Efforts Look Like (VIDEO)

Monte Fitch is the assistant team leader for the Maryland Task Force One (MDTF-1) team who were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in August to help with Hurricane Harvey Relief. At least a dozen members from the team returned home early Wednesday and at least four others were deployed to Alabama as Hurricane […]

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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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