apartment fire

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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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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