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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Updated: County’s Rescue Crews Sending Help for Hurricane Harvey

UPDATED 8.28.17:  Some members from Maryland Task Force 1 is headed to Texas. Maryland Task Force 1 is on the way to Texas to assist with this task. We are all in this together. #MDPrepares https://t.co/5FiDaiZknu — MDMEMA (@MDMEMA) August 28, 2017 20 Members of FEMA US&R MDTF-1 have been activated and are responding to […]

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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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July 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Causes $80,000 in Damages in North Potomac (PHOTOS)

A townhouse fire on Captains Walk Court in North Potomac caused an estimated $80,000 in damages Tuesday afternoon, according to Montgomery County fire officials. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to other units. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that the cause of the fire was […]

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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 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Displaces Rockville Residents (PHOTOS)

About 40 firefighters battled a townhouse fire on Newton Drive in Rockville on Wednesday afternoon. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, the accidental fire was ignited by the spontaneous combustion of some oily rags that were left on the patio. One of […]

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June 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Germantown

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Germantown Tuesday morning. It happened at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Middlebrook Road at around 10:44 a.m., police said. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was traveling west on Middlebrook Road when, for […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Knock Down Trees and Wires in Silver Spring Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Strong thunderstorms brought down some large trees and wires in the Northwood Park neighborhood of Silver Spring on Monday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said an intense round of storms brought down trees and wires onto homes in the Dennis Avenue and Royalton Road area. […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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