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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Family Displaced After Tree Falls on Home

Two people have been displaced after a tree fell on their home in Bethesda Friday afternoon, Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service confirmed. The incident happened on the 4500 block of Chelsea Lane.  There is significant damage to the home but no injuries were reported, according to Piringer. Power to the […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Adventure Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances Following Fire

Update: Adventure Theatre cancels March 3rd and 4th performances at their Theatre in Glen Echo Park due to fire damage in the business offices. Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park sustained damage in a fire on Friday. The fire started about 1:30 a.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said via Twitter […]

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February 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Silver Spring Residents

Firefighters battled a house fire on Flower Avenue in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, the fire started in a second floor bedroom and involved a space heater and power strip. Smoke alarms alerted the residents to […]

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December 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Law Means New Smoke Detectors Required in 2018

A law passed in 2013 means Marylanders will need new smoke detectors, starting Jan. 1. “The main reason was technology was changing and the new devices ,10 year devices, became available,” said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. “The trend that used to be that whenever we had a […]

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December 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Funeral Held in Rockville for Officer Killed on I-270 (VIDEO)

An off-duty law enforcement officer who was killed last week was described as a compassionate man who loved to make people laugh, mourners recalled at his funeral on Thursday. Sander B. Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief Fire Marshal with the Maryland State Police and a volunteer with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department was […]

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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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