apartment fire

March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dozens of Residents Affected By Gaithersburg Apartment Fire

According to Pete Piringer, the chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, 24 apartment units at the Saybrooke Apartment building on Sunny Brook Terrace in Gaithersburg were affected by a fire Friday. The initial 911 call came at 1:30 p.m. from a passerby in the “area of mid-county highway and Woodfield Road,” said Piringer. Update […]

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February 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Bel Pre Road Apartment Fire Displaces 100

A two-alarm fire displaced 100 people Thursday morning in Silver Spring, according to the Twitter feed from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Here’s how MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer reported the fire via Twitter: 2-Alarm, Grand Bel Manor Condominiums, 3852 Bel Pre Road. 4-level residential apt, fire under control, extension in the pipe chase on all […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Respond to Three-Alarm Fire in Rockville

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on the 700 block of Monroe Street in Rockville, according to tweets from Pete Piringer, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman. Fire crews recently called a third alarm to the blaze, which spread to other buildings, according to Piringer. In Piringer’s latest tweet, no firefighters or residents were injured. […]

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August 12, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Executive and Public Safety Officials Update on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with federal, county and public safety officials, held a news conference at the Long Branch Community Center with the latest information the Flower Branch Apartment complex explosion on Friday afternoon. Police believe that there are a number of people are still within the remains of the collapsed building. Two […]

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March 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Apartment Fire in Bethesda Displaces Two Families (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Two families have been displaced after an apartment fire in Bethesda. It happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that multiple 911 calls were received reporting an apartment fire on the 4300 block of Sangamore Road. Piringer said that firefighters reported […]

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June 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Apartment Fire Displaces Damascus Residents (PHOTOS)

An apartment fire has displaced about a dozen Damascus families from their homes, according to a county fire official. It happened in the 26000 block of Brigadier Place on Friday evening. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said flames were showing when firefighters arrived at the scene. Piringer said the blaze originated in a third […]

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May 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighter Injured at Apartment Fire in Rockville, Four Families Displaced

Four families have been displaced by a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex today on Congressional Lane in Rockville, according to a Montgomery County fire official, who said a firefighter was also injured battling the blaze. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the firefighter’s injury is not life threatening. Piringer said two children […]

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March 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Girard Street Fire Causes $100,000 Damage in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters battled an early morning blaze at a four-story apartment building at 410 Girard Street on March 28. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire occurred near a balcony at the Villa Ridge condominium building in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. Piringer described the fire department’s efforts to battle the blaze as […]

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March 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Public Safety Awards in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 41st annual Public Safety Awards Ceremony on March 13. Over 1,200 business, government and public safety leaders attended this event to thank the brave men and women who protect our community everyday. “Today we honor the great acts of courage, service, selflessness and kindness that truly exemplify […]

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December 29, 2014 | Sonya Burke

High Rise Apartment Fire in Silver Spring

A residential apartment fire at 1220 East West Highway was contained by a sprinkler system on Dec. 29 in Silver Spring. That’s the word from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer who said the fire in a 7th floor apartment of the 16-story building caused an estimated $5,000 in damage. No one […]

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