apartment fire

July 28, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Residents Displaced After Electrical Fire at Carroll Apartments in Silver Spring

Over 30 residents have been displaced from their homes at the Carroll Apartments in Silver Spring after a building fire broke out Monday evening. No injuries have been reported. Around 100 firefighters, from both Montgomery and Prince George’s County, responded to the building fire at 8739 Carroll Avenue, near Piney Branch Road. According to tweets […]

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June 3, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Two People Hospitalized After Apartment Fire in Gaithersburg

Two people were hospitalized and three others were displaced early Wednesday morning after a fire started in the Washingtonian Towers in Gaithersburg. The fire was caused by power strips that were plugged into each other as well as into a lightweight extension cord, according to Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete […]

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March 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Cigarettes Displaces Aspen Hill Residents

A fire in Aspen Hill Tuesday afternoon displaced at least 16 people from their homes, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS). Officials said the fire happened around 3 p.m. at the Grand Bel II Condos in the 3900 block of Bell Pre Rd in Aspen Hill. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kitchen Fire at Chevy Chase Apartment Complex Displaces Two Families

A fire at the Riveria House, an 11 story apartment complex on East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, has caused $75,000 worth of damages. As a result of the fire, two families have been displaced from the apartment complex. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the fire started on the seventh […]

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December 2, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

10 Injured in Montgomery Village Apartment Fire

Six adults and four children were injured, and 45 people were temporarily displaced in a fire at a Montgomery Village apartment building on Friday morning.  Officials said the fire happened around 5:30 a.m. at Cedar Mills Apartment in the 18000 block of Lost Knife Circle.  Approximately 75 firefighters responded to the scene and were able to get the blaze under […]

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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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