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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January 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 25, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Schools and most local offices are closed today as the big dig out continues in Montgomery County. Local officials are asking residents to stay off the roads while the cleanup continues. 2. Highway services crews are now working on the residential streets […]

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January 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Horses Trapped After Partial Roof Collapse at Barn in Poolesville

UPDATED Several horses were rescued after a partial roof collapse at a barn on Sugarland Road in Poolesville, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the incident happened in the 15000 block of Sugarland Road shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday. According to Piringer, 12 horses were involved […]

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May 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

County Search and Rescue Teams Assist in Parking Garage Collapse in D.C.

Three Montgomery County Search and Rescue teams headed to D.C. to help in the search for anyone injured when a parking garage collapsed at a Watergate complex. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer, Montgomery County sent three live search and rescue teams with one handler and one dog on each team to aid […]

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February 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Workers Stuck After Scaffolding Collapses in Bethesda

UPDATE, 10:43 a.m.: Workers have been secured to safety. No one was hurt. ORIGINAL It is a “high angle rescue,” according to a tweet from Pete Piringer, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department, Piringer wrote in a tweet that three workers are “unsecured” and “dangling” from about 125 feet in the air […]

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