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April 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

One Person Dead in Gaithersburg Condo Fire, Three People Injured

UPDATED 4.3.17 Firefighters are investigating a fatal condo fire in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was found dead in the fire and three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the fire occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at  996West Side Drive, which is the Brighton West […]

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February 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka Honors City Employee for Saving a Life (VIDEO)

A Gaithersburg counselor at the Wells/Robertson House is being recognized for going beyond the call of duty to save a life. At a Gaithersburg City Council meeting last night, Police Chief Mark Sroka recognized Michelle Jones for her lifesaving efforts at the Wells/Robertson House on Jan. 7th. The Wells/Robertson House provides transitional housing for the […]

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October 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Burtonsville Family (PHOTOS)

A house fire in Burtonsville caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Tuesday afternoon and displaced the family who lives there, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it took 45 firefighters to extinguish the blaze on Turbridge Court. Firefighters from Prince George’s and Howard counties provided mutual […]

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June 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Bring Wires and Trees Down Along Brink Road

A portion of Brink Road is closed after thunderstorms swept thru the area and brought down some wires and trees, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said some residents are without power following the severe weather. While the cleanup is underway, Brink Road is closed between Goshen Road and Wightman […]

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March 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bald Eagle Rescue in Potomac (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

An officer with Montgomery County’s Animal Services Division helped rescue an injured bald eagle in Potomac on Thursday morning. This incident began when a resident called the Emergency Communications Center after watching the eagle walk into a wooded area in the area of River Road and Riverwood Drive. Officer Jennifer Gill responded to the call, […]

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January 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Rockville as Homicide (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Authorities in Montgomery County say a man was found dead at a tent fire in Rockville overnight. It happened just around midnight in the 5400 block of Randolph Road near Parklawn Drive at what a county fire official described as a small homeless encampment. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said […]

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December 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Santa Runs Resume in Rockville

The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department has announced on its website that its popular Santa Runs are back. Just one day ago, the fire department notified the community, on its Facebook page, that the rides were suspended this week. The reason was because Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein expressed some safety concerns about […]

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December 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Collision Involving Bicyclist and Lexus

UPDATED Dec. 14 -The Montgomery County Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is now investigating a fatal collision involving a bicyclist and a vehicle that occurred Saturday evening in Rockville. At approximately 6:55 p.m., 1st District and Rockville City officers, in addition to Fire and Rescue crews responded to the westbound lanes of east Gude Drive […]

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June 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

Near Drowning at Silver Spring Pool

A young child is being treated at a local hospital after being pulled from the Connecticut Belair Club pool this morning in Silver Spring. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer, rescue crews responded to the scene for a possible drowning about 11:15 a.m. He said a lifeguard intervened in helping to rescue […]

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May 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Near Drowning Reported at Community Pool in Rockville

UPDATED A seven-year-old boy was transported to the hospital on Memorial Day after nearly drowning at a community pool in the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that a bystander initiated CPR on the boy. Piringer […]

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