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July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Fire Displaces Family Overnight

A fire overnight in Rockville caused an estimated $75,000 in damages to a residence in the Wheaton Woods community, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire began in a shed around 1 a.m. and extended to the adjacent house in the 4600 block of Tallahassee […]

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July 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Firefighters Battle Townhouse Fire in Gaithersburg, One Person Injured

UPDATED One person was injured at the scene of a townhouse fire on Bluebird Terrace in Gaithersburg on Monday night, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze occurred in the 9200 block of Bluebird Terrace. According to Piringer, over 80 firefighters battled heavy fire conditions […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate What Sparked House Fire in Potomac (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire last night at 10 Lamp Post Court in Potomac. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said it was a “significant fire” and about 65 firefighters were called to the scene. Piringer said the fire appears to have ignited on the exterior rear deck and […]

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May 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Trash Truck Fire Closes Some Lanes of Shady Grove Road

Montgomery County firefighters battled a fire in a trash truck full of compacted cardboard on Shady Grove Road on Tuesday morning for hours, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted out photos of the fire and said it was “proving difficult to fully extinguish.” According to Piringer, […]

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May 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Playground Blaze in Clarksburg

Montgomery County firefighters are trying to determine what caused a fire at a playground at Arora Hills Park in Clarksburg on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved play equipment and the surrounding area. He said damages are estimated at $50,000. He said firefighters are working with Park Police. […]

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April 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Battle Scrap Pile Fire on Southlawn Lane, Road Closure

Dozens of firefighters are on the scene of a scrap pile fire on Southlawn Lane in Rockville, according to a Montgomery County fire official. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said over three dozen firefighters responded to the blaze that involved multiple vehicles and other materials. According to Piringer, the […]

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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Family in Olney (PHOTOS)

A house fire on Broom Drive in Olney has displaced a family of four and their two dogs, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer said smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire on Sunday morning shortly before noon. There were no injuries, he reported on his […]

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Homeowner Died from Smoke Inhalation from March 2 Fire (PHOTOS)

Larry Joseph Pagliai, 71, whose Willow Lane home in Rockville was destroyed by fire March 2, died from smoke inhalation, according to an autopsy completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Montgomery County police say. The manner of death was ruled as accidental, police said. Pagliai could not be accounted for during the fire, […]

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March 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Reveal Homeowner of Rockville Home Destroyed by Fire (PHOTOS)

UPDATE: Montgomery County police say the homeowner is Larry Joseph Pagliai, 71, who cannot be accounted for. The body has been taken to Baltimore where the Office of Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the victim’s identity and the manner and cause of death, police said. Police ask anyone with information to […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Garage Fire Causes an Estimated $125,000 in Damages in Germantown (PHOTOS)

About 45 Montgomery County firefighters responded to an overnight garage fire in Germantown on Monday morning. It happened around 12:30 a.m., on Feb. 20, in the 19000 block of Noble Oak Drive, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. When firefighters arrived, he said, the detached garage was fully engulfed in flames. […]

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