December 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Montgomery Blair Reopens After Bomb Scare, Principal Says

Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring has evacuated its students because of a bomb threat. Montgomery County Public Schools sent this message to parents: Due to a bomb threat the school is currently evacuated. We are working with Montgomery County police, fire and rescue as they conduct an investigation. Please be patient as this […]

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August 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

No Injuries Reported Following Evacuation at Children’s Inn at NIH

No injuries were reported following an evacuation at the Children’s Inn at NIH Tuesday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews, and the NIH Fire Department responded to the Children’s Inn following a report of a structural crack in the ceiling. According to NIH spokesperson, Brad Moss, the roof did not collapse, and an investigation […]

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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Gas Leak Forces College Evacuation, Halts Trains

Update: Montgomery College students could return to campus about 11 a.m. and rail service was restarted about 1 p.m. ICYMI (~945a) Suburban Propane (SP), Derwood Circle, Rockville, valve on 1K gallon tank ‘sheared off’ during maintenance process, no fire, nearby rail traffic stopped til 1p, SP technicians ‘plugged’ leak w/ assistance of HazMat & FF […]

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June 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gas Leak in Gaithersburg, Portion of Fields Road Closed

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a nine-inch natural gas line break on Monday afternoon in the 9800 block of Fields Road in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a backhoe struck the line. According to Piringer, Fields Road was closed between Rio Boulevard and Washingtonian Boulevard because of the break and dozens […]

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November 6, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Fire Causes $500,000 in Damages at Nail Salon in Wheaton (PHOTO)

UPDATED  A fire at the Solar Nail Salon at 11204 Grandview Avenue in Wheaton has caused an estimated half a million dollars in damages, according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the cause of the fire was ruled accidental and believed to be related to […]

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July 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

UPDATED: Building Evacuated in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED, July 8, 2:25 p.m.-  Montgomery Couty fire official said electricity was restored at 2:45 a.m. on July 8 and emergency generator continues to operate in the 15-story building in Silver Spring. There is still no air conditioning or hot water. Fire alarms are back on, a fire official said. The building had two electrical fires in […]

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April 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gas Leak in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County police and firefighters were called to a gas leak in Silver Spring on Monday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were evacuations in the area of Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. According to Piringer, a backhoe struck a 4-inch, high pressure natural gas line near the site of the […]

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March 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Community Rally Together To Raise Funds After Fire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

The community comes together to help local business owners after a fire on March 19 destroyed Bombay Gaylord Restaurant, damaged the famous Quarry House Tavern and two other restaurants including Kefa Cafe and the Mandarin Chinese restaurant. Approximately 100 Montgomery County firefighters responded to the blaze that started at 1 a.m. at 8401 Georgia Avenue in […]

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March 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fire Causes $750,000 in Damage Overnight in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a two-alarm fire at 8401 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring overnight. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer said 100 firefighters responded to the blaze at 1 a.m. on March 19. Piringer said one firefighter was injured, slightly burned. According to Piringer, a dozen residents […]

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February 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Apartment Building Fire in Bethesda (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters say a three-alarm fire overnight at Bethesda Hill apartments, 5114 Dudley Lane, caused an estimated one million dollars in damages. At the height of the blaze, 150 firefighters were called to fight the fire at the four-story apartment building. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said three families have been displaced […]

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