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September 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Propane Explosion at Landscaping Company in Laytonsville

Three people were injured Tuesday morning after an explosion and collapse at a commercial site in Laytonsville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials said. MCFRS responded to 23601 Laytonsville Road shortly before 8 a.m. Ruppert Landscape is headquartered and manages its corporate office at the location. One person was rescued from the building, […]

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July 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Two People Sent to Hospital After Deck Collapse in Rockville

A deck collapse in Rockville on Friday sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. The collapse occurred around 3:45 p.m. at a single-family house on the 5800 block of Adrian Street just off Veirs Mill Road, according to Piringer. Two […]

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July 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

North Bethesda Woman’s Aunt, Uncle Missing in Surfside Condo Collapse

Bettina Obias, a North Bethesda resident, hopes for a miracle. On June 24th she flew to Florida to visit her family. She was looking forward to spending time with her Aunt Maria and Uncle Claudio.  They lived on the 10th floor of the Surfside Condo. When Obias arrived, she learned about the collapse of the building. More […]

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June 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Mass Casualty Incident’: Deck Collapse Hospitalizes Six With Non-Life Threatening Injuries

A townhouse deck collapsed in a Germantown neighborhood Sunday night, sending six adults to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a group of people were having a cookout on the deck in the 12400 block of Walnut Cove Circle. Probably due to a […]

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June 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Six Adults Hospitalized After Deck Collapse in Germantown 

Six adults were taken to a local hospital after a townhouse deck collapsed Sunday night in the 12400 block of Walnut Cove Circle in Germantown, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. Nine people were evaluated in total. There were no serious injuries, Piringer said. He said the group was […]

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March 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Firefighters Battle Blaze at Damascus House

UPDATED Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters battled a blaze in the 9400 block of Primrose View Court in Damascus on Monday night that has displaced a family of five. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said three people escaped the house with no injuries. According to Piringer, there is significant fire damage to the two-story […]

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March 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Several Firefighters Injured After a Townhouse Fire in Germantown (VIDEO)

Just after 1 a.m. on Monday, March 14, Montgomery County firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire in a townhouse complex in Germantown. Several firefighters were injured and multiple residents displaced. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED Firefighters Injured at Townhouse Fire in Germantown (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED March 15, 11:37 a.m. Fire and Rescue officials report that all eight firefighters injured during the blaze have been released from area hospitals and are recovering at home. According to Fire and Rescue officials the damages from the fire total about $500,000. You can view the video of the townhouse collapse and rescue efforts below: ORIGINAL March […]

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February 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Rescue 86-Year-Old Man After Basement Wall Collapses (VIDEO)

An 86-year-old man is recovering today after he was trapped under a collapsed basement wall last night on Briggs Road in Silver Spring. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said firefighters extricated the man from the rubble and transported him to a local hospital. Piringer said the wall apparently collapsed during last night’s strong storms. […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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