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April 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Burglary Suspect Shot in Germantown, Investigation Continues

Montgomery County police officers say a homeowner shot a 19-year-old burglary suspect at a Germantown home early Saturday morning. According to police, the suspect is hospitalized in serious condition at a local hospital. The burglary was reported at 2:11 a.m. in the 11700 block of Tall Pines Drive on April 1, police said in a […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Causes Over $100,000 in Damages in Potomac

A house fire displaced a family of six in Potomac on Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue official. Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze originated in the basement of a large house in the 9900 block of Potomac Manors Drive. When firefighters arrived on scene, Piringer said there was smoke showing. […]

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October 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Burtonsville Family (PHOTOS)

A house fire in Burtonsville caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Tuesday afternoon and displaced the family who lives there, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it took 45 firefighters to extinguish the blaze on Turbridge Court. Firefighters from Prince George’s and Howard counties provided mutual […]

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October 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg House Fire Displaces Ten People (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A basement fire has displaced ten people from a house in the 8300 block of Cottage Hill Court in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said one person was injured in the fire on Wednesday night. There were no working smoke alarms in the house, he said. As […]

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March 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Fatal Townhouse Fire in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Battalion Chief Kevin Frazier is at the scene of last night’s fatal fire. Frazier estimates damages from the fire at $600,000. He said the exact cause of the fire will not be known for a few days. Watch Frazier’s video update, below: Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a fatal townhouse fire in Gaithersburg. Firefighters […]

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January 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dryer Fire Displaces Family from Silver Spring House (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters say an overheated dryer is responsible for a fire that caused an estimated $135,000 in damages at a Silver Spring house on Sunday night. It happened at 9507 Biltmore Drive, according to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Smoke alarms alerted the family of the laundry room blaze that occurred in the […]

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January 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Firefighter Falls Thru First Floor at House Fire in Takoma Park

Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire at 118 Park Avenue in Takoma Park on Saturday night. One firefighter fell thru the the first floor of the burning house, officials said. The firefighter was able to self rescue and was not injured, according to a fire department spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete […]

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January 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire in North Potomac (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in North Potomac on Friday afternoon at 12210 Turley Drive. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the residents were home at the time of the fire and safely evacuated. A firefighter was injured at the scene, Piringer said. According to Piringer, damage is estimated at $225,000. […]

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December 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

One Injured in House Fire on Settlers Landing Way in North Potomac

A house fire in North Potomac caused $500,000 in damages on Tuesday morning and sent one of the home’s occupants to a hospital burn unit for smoke inhalation and possible respiratory injuries, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning […]

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January 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

House Fire in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED An accidental electrical fire caused approximately $250,000 in damage to a house at 9711 Admiralty Drive in Silver Spring on Sunday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said nearly 75 firefighters responded to the scene around 9 a.m. on Jan. 11. According to Piringer, there were heavy fire conditions showing when […]

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