arson investigation

October 30, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Connection with Potomac House Fire

A Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a house fire that left one Potomac woman and her cats displaced Monday, Oct. 26. Johh O’Donnell, 34, of Bensalem, PA was taken into custody and charged with first-degree arson and attempted first-degree murder. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said […]

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October 22, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Two Vehicles Burn in Gaithersburg Fire; Arson Investigation Underway

Montgomery County Fire officials are investigating an arson incident that occurred on Oct. 19 in Gaithersburg. Pete Piringer, the county’s Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesman, wrote in a Twitter post that firefighters responded to a call from 300 Marshal Street. Once they arrived, the firefighters found two cars that were fully engulfed in flames. Piringer […]

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June 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Family Member Faces Arson Charges for White Oak Townhouse Fire

Update (7:45 p.m.): Pete Piringer tweeted Tuesday that an adult male has been arrested in connection to the White Oak townhouse fire. Piringer told MyMCMedia the man was related to the family that lived in the townhouse. The man faces charges for first degree arson, reckless endangerment, first degree malicious burning, and other charges are […]

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May 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Several Vehicles Set on Fire in Germantown; Arson Investigation Underway

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services say an arson investigation is underway after multiple vehicles were set on fire in Germantown on Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to the 19300 block of Circle Gate Drive near Wisteria Drive around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a vehicle on fire. When they arrived, authorities say they found […]

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June 4, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Car Set on Fire in Gaithersburg

A vehicle was set on fire in Gaithersburg Monday night, said Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer. No one was injured in the fire, which was started just before 11 p.m. in the 100 block of Harmony Hall Road, Piringer said. Damages amount to around $16,000. The Fire & Rescue Service is asking anyone […]

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August 1, 2015 | Staff Writer

House Fire in Rockville Causes Estimated $100,000 in Damage (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 8.2.15 Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire in the 900 block of Stonestreet Avenue in Rockville shortly after midnight on August 1st. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the blaze caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the structure. The house was vacant at the time of the […]

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April 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tips Wanted in Arson Investigation in Bethesda

Montgomery County fire investigators are looking for an arsonist after several vehicle fires were reported in a Bethesda neighborhood on Wednesday. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, three vehicles in the Edgemoor area were damaged. He said damage is estimated at $100,000. Piringer is encouraging anyone with information to call the Arson Tip […]

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