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December 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

About 60 Firefighters Battled House Fire in Silver Spring

About 60 firefighters responded to a house fire on Lorain Avenue in Silver Spring Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. A passerby called 911 around 6 a.m., Piringer said. The house was under renovation and unoccupied, and he said the fire was heavy when firefighters arrived. It […]

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August 5, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Flooding, Road Closures, and Downed Power Lines in Aftermath of Isaias

Montgomery County was hit with strong winds and rain due to Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, and the storm left behind some damage. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer tweeted out pictures of the damage, including portions of Sligo Creek Parkway closed due to high water and a tree […]

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June 3, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Two People Hospitalized After Apartment Fire in Gaithersburg

Two people were hospitalized and three others were displaced early Wednesday morning after a fire started in the Washingtonian Towers in Gaithersburg. The fire was caused by power strips that were plugged into each other as well as into a lightweight extension cord, according to Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete […]

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April 14, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Car Crashes into Home in Germantown

A car crashed into a home in Germantown at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported. (~145a 4/14) 12200 St. Peter Ct., Germantown, Vehicle crashed into structure and then fled scene. 2 occupants evaluated by @MCFRS_EMIHS & no serious injuries, No transport. @mcfrs RS729, PE729, A729B, BC705 […]

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April 14, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Fallen Trees in Derwood Damage Homes in Storm Aftermath

The storm that hit Montgomery County Monday has left several families displaced after many trees fell down on homes in Derwood. Derwood @MontgomeryCoMD several large trees down along Buena Vista Drive, off Indianola Dr, several homes damaged, no injuries reported, A few families will be displaced pic.twitter.com/BUTuz026k8 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) April 13, 2020 Several […]

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January 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Electrical Fire at Sandy Spring Museum Causes $50,000 in Damage

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)‌ responded to a fire in the attic of the Sandy Spring Museum Monday night. An automatic fire alarm called MCFRS around 7 p.m. (~7p 1/13) Bentley Rd & Rt108, Sandy Spring Museum, automatic alarm, @mcfrs FFs encounter smoke in bldg, locate fire in hallway/breezeway/ceiling, likely cause electrical […]

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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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