August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pane of Glass Falls From Bethesda Balcony, Injuring Child

A pane of glass fell from an upper-level apartment balcony above Harris Teeter on Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, injuring a child. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ICYMI – Woodmont Av & Battery Lane, Bethesda, for unknown reason […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ho- Ho- How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Montgomery County

It’s time for Montgomery County residents to recycle their Christmas trees! Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection accepts Christmas trees throughout the year in the curbside yard trim collection. However, the department will not accept artificial trees or trees with root balls in the yard trim collection. So, now that Christmas is over, make sure […]

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June 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Car Crashes into Apartment Building in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

A car crashed through an apartment building in Gaithersburg, Wednesday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer. It happened at  11 a.m. and at King James Way, Piringer said. 20 residents have been displaced, he said. There is also structural damage, but no injuries were reported, Piringer said. (11a) Car […]

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September 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Cause of Fire at Leisure World (PHOTOS)

Two firefighters were injured battling an apartment fire at 3620 Gleneagles Drive in Leisure World on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said nearly a dozen residents were displaced by the blaze that began around 3:15 p.m. on the first floor of a bedroom. When […]

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August 10, 2015 | Omri Haberman

Eight to Five

  Community Manager of Fireside Park Apartments discusses the responsibilities and challenges of her job.

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Apartment Building Fire in Silver Spring (PHOTO)

UPDATED, April 14, 9:15 a.m. – The fire at an apartment building in Silver Spring was contained to the apartment that it started in, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer. Piringer said other areas of the building do have heat, smoke and water damage. More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene […]

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February 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Apartment Building Fire in Bethesda (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters say a three-alarm fire overnight at Bethesda Hill apartments, 5114 Dudley Lane, caused an estimated one million dollars in damages. At the height of the blaze, 150 firefighters were called to fight the fire at the four-story apartment building. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said three families have been displaced […]

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December 2, 2014 | Krista Brick

Woman Allegedly Stabbed to Death in Bethesda Apartment

Montgomery County Police are investigating the alleged stabbing death of a woman in her Bethesda apartment Tuesday. According to Montgomery County Police, a call came in at about 10:11 a.m. to report a death in an apartment in the 11800 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. Police said the victim is a woman and […]

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August 10, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Child Falls from Third Floor Window

A four-year-old child is hospitalized tonight after falling from a third floor apartment window in Burtonsville. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it happened this evening (August 10) in the 3300 block of Teagarden Circle. On his Twitter account, Piringer said the young boy landed in a grassy area and was transported to a […]

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August 4, 2014 | Staff Writer

Apartment Fire in Frederick

Frederick County fire and rescue units were called to an apartment fire overnight at 1465 Key Parkway that injured ten people. According to a fire and rescue official, the first arriving units reported smoke showing from the rear of the building. Authorities said a total of ten occupants were treated and transported to medical facilities, […]

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