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May 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Aspen Hill Fire Displaces Two People

UPDATED Dozens of firefighters battled a house fire in the 4100 block of Southend Road in Aspen Hill overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze occurred around midnight. He said two people inside the house were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms. He […]

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February 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Family of Five Displaced After Fire; Home Lacked Smoke Alarms

A Montgomery Village family of five was displaced Friday morning after an attic fire caused about $25,000 worth of damage, fire officials said. The townhouse did not have smoke alarms, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Fire officials were called to the townhouse in the morning to find light […]

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January 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

House Fire Causes $300,000 in Damages in Layhill

A house fire on Monday evening in Layhill caused an estimated $300,000 in damages and displaced two people, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire on Turnmore Road was accidental and sparked by misplaced fireplace ashes in the garage. According to Piringer, dozens of firefighters […]

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December 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Wind Advisory for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issues a wind advisory for Montgomery County, effective from now through 3 p.m. According to the NWS, the winds are expected to blow out of the northwest from 20 – 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. These strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines, according […]

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November 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Wind Advisory for Montgomery County

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Montgomery County, effective from now thru midnight on Sunday, as a cold front is moving into the area. According to the NWS, the winds are expected to blow out of the west from 15 – 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. These […]

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June 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Fire at Nordstrom Rack (PHOTO)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire at Nordstrom Rack in the 15780 Shady Grove Road Thursday evening. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire originated in a dumpster and trash compactor. According to Piringer, the building’s sprinklers activated and there was considerable smoke and water damage […]

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June 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Car Crashes into Apartment Building in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

A car crashed through an apartment building in Gaithersburg, Wednesday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer. It happened at  11 a.m. and at King James Way, Piringer said. 20 residents have been displaced, he said. There is also structural damage, but no injuries were reported, Piringer said. (11a) Car […]

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April 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire in Bethesda Causes $200,000 in Damages (PHOTO)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire in Bethesda last night. It happened around 8 p.m. on Sunday night at 5817 Sonoma Road. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there was no one home at the time of the blaze and no injuries. According to Piringer, a family of three and […]

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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 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Car Crashes into Gaithersburg Restaurant (PHOTOS)

A car crashed through a glass entrance of a restaurant in Gaithersburg on Thursday, March 10. It happened on the 8300 block of Snouffer School Road at El Esperanzano II Restaurant, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. He said that there was no entrapment and one adult was transported with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash […]

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