Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer

March 27, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Workers Have COVID-19

Three additional Montgomery County Fire and Rescue workers have tested positive for COVID-19, for a total of four personnel, Pete Piringer, MCFD spokesperson, said Friday. Another 19 people have been quarantined, he said. “They didn’t catch it at work,” he said. None of the cases are work-related, he stressed. Piringer did not specify which fire […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Kensington Family Displaced After House Fire

A family of four – two adults and two children –  has been displaced from their home in Kensington after a fire on Tuesday, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated in the basement and extended into the second floor and attic […]

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January 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Hotel Smoke Investigation Causes Traffic Delays

On Monday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) investigated smoke inside of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located between Spring Street and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for MCFRS, said the investigation caused Colesville Road, between Fenton Street and Spring Street to temporarily close. Piringer said many other […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kitchen Fire at Chevy Chase Apartment Complex Displaces Two Families

A fire at the Riveria House, an 11 story apartment complex on East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, has caused $75,000 worth of damages. As a result of the fire, two families have been displaced from the apartment complex. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the fire started on the seventh […]

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December 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

More Than a Dozen Displaced After White Oak Townhouse Fire

Three townhouses were damaged in a fire that displaced 10 adults, five children, three dogs and a cat early Thursday morning in the White Oak area of Silver Spring. Firefighters responded to the 11100 block of Columbia Pike around 1 a.m. Thursday morning to find fire in the attic of two townhouses. Approximately 85 firefighters […]

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December 2, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

10 Injured in Montgomery Village Apartment Fire

Six adults and four children were injured, and 45 people were temporarily displaced in a fire at a Montgomery Village apartment building on Friday morning.  Officials said the fire happened around 5:30 a.m. at Cedar Mills Apartment in the 18000 block of Lost Knife Circle.  Approximately 75 firefighters responded to the scene and were able to get the blaze under […]

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November 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electrical Fire at Silver Spring House Displaces Family

A family has been displaced due to a fire at their two level house in Veirs Mill Village, located in the 2900 block of Minden Road in Silver Spring. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted that around 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene before 9 a.m. on Tuesday. […]

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October 23, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Muere Electrocutado Trabajador de la Construcción en Bethesda

Autoridades del condado de Montgomery informaron el martes en horas de la tarde que un trabajador de construcción, de origen hispano, falleció tras recibir una descarga eléctrica en  Bethesda, Maryland. El Departamento de Bomberos del condado Montgomery llegó a la zona de la construcción donde trabajaba la víctima en la cuadra 6000 de Wilmett Road, […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Construction Worker Dies After Shock, Fall in Bethesda

UPDATE (5:20): Pete Piringer tweeted the construction worker has died from his injuries after getting electrocuted and falling into the eight-foot foundation of a home under construction in Bethesda. UPDATE – Wilmett Rd, 1 injured construction worker was electrocuted & succumbed to his injuries (electrocuted), while the other co-worker is expected to be treated & released, […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rescue Workers Retrieve Submerged Car From Seneca Creek

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) workers retrieved a car that was submerged in Seneca Creek on Tuesday morning. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, a recreational boater discovered the vehicle at the bottom of the creek before 8:10 a.m. It was close to boat dock near Riley’s Lock and Seneca Landing Park. […]

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