montgomery county firefighters

February 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Officer Helped Evacuate Neighbors During Clarksburg House Fire

A Montgomery County police officer is credited with saving lives after he alerted neighbors to a house fire on Sunday morning in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road in Clarksburg. Officer Jon Roark, a 14-year veteran, said he was on patrol just five minutes away when the call was dispatched shortly after 2:30 a.m. […]

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February 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire in Dickerson Causes About $100,000 in Damages (PHOTO)

A house fire in Dickerson caused an estimated $100,000 in damages overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said dozens of firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 a.m. at 19201 Martinsburg Road. According to Piringer, a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report the fire, and the […]

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December 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Damascus

Montgomery County firefighters are at investigating what ignited a house fire in the 9400 block of Watkins Road in Damascus. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there was heavy smoke in the house upon the firefighters’ arrival. He said the fire is under control, and paramedics are evaluating one person who was at the […]

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September 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Severe Storms Keep Firefighters Busy: Lightning Strikes, Trees Down, Utility Worker Injured

Montgomery County firefighters were busy on Wednesday evening as severe thunderstorms rolled across the area and lightning lit up the sky for about two hours. In the city of Gaithersburg, a lightning strike ignited a fire that destroyed a single family house in the Washingtonian Woods community. During the stormy weather, there were reports of […]

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March 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Firefighters Contain Germantown Brush Fire (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services dispatched units to contain a brush fire that burned about three acres at Clopper Road near Cinnamon Drive in Germantown. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire was started by a downed power line. He said three fire trucks and a two “brush” units were operating on […]

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December 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

One Injured in House Fire on Settlers Landing Way in North Potomac

A house fire in North Potomac caused $500,000 in damages on Tuesday morning and sent one of the home’s occupants to a hospital burn unit for smoke inhalation and possible respiratory injuries, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning […]

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November 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Electrical Fire on Bayridge Terrace Displaces Residents in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

Some townhouse residents were displaced by an electrical fire at 914 Bayridge Terrace in Gaithersburg on a cold Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire started in an outside electrical light fixture. He said the blaze caused an estimated $225,000 in damages at […]

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May 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

House Fire in Cabin John Displaces Residents and Pets (PHOTO)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire at 9109 McDonald Drive in Cabin John on Tuesday morning. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said over 50 firefighters responded to the blaze that began on the first floor of a bedroom. According to Piringer, there is major damage to the home and two […]

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May 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fire at Goshen Elementary School Campus Causes $10,000 in Damages

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire on the campus of Goshen Elementary School at 8701 Warfield Road on Sunday afternoon in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved the deck, handrail and wooden ramp of a portable classroom. According to Piringer, the fire did not extend to […]

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April 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Contain Seneca Creek State Park Brush Fire (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters have contained a large brush fire that burned between 10 and 15 acres at Seneca Creek State Park, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said 75 firefighters remained at the scene working on numerous hot spots, shortly before 8:30 p.m. on April 6. […]

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