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October 19, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Injured Hiker Rescued by Rope System at Sugarloaf Mountain

The Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service aided in a rope rescue for an injured hiker at Sugarloaf Mountain on Sunday. An adult hiking on the Sugarloaf trails suffered non-life threatening injuries in a fall Sunday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesman Pete Piringer. Dozens of rescue workers responded […]

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October 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Driver Pinned Inside Car in Two Vehicle Collision

Two vehicles collided Thursday at the intersection of Spencerville Road and Santini Road in Burtonsville around 6:30 p.m., according to a tweet by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said one of the drivers was pinned inside their vehicle for almost 15 minutes while rescue service personnel attempted to take […]

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October 12, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

100-Year-Old Refrigerator Causes Chemical Leak in Rockville

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a chemical leak Sunday evening in Rockville caused by a refrigerator from the 1920s. Occupants of a single-family home were moving an old refrigerator in the basement when the coolant began to leak, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesman Pete Piringer. First responders evacuated the […]

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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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August 3, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Alerta de Tormentas Tropicales e Inundaciones de Lunes a Martes

La Administración de Emergencias del Condado de Montgomery alertó sobre inundaciones repentinas para el condado, a partir del lunes y hasta el martes, debido a la tormenta tropical Isaias. Alerta Montgomery dice que se esperan inundaciones significativas, fuertes vientos y cortes de energía. Flash Flood Watch for #MoCo tonight – Tuesday PM. Residents are encouraged […]

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August 3, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Tropical Storm and Flash Flood Watch in Effect Monday Into Tuesday

Montgomery County Emergency Management announced that a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the county starting Monday and going into Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaias (pronounced ee-sah-EE-ahs). Additionally, a Tropical Storm Warning has been in effect since 11:00 a.m. Monday morning. Alert Montgomery says to expect significant flooding, high winds, and power outages. […]

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July 28, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Residents Displaced After Electrical Fire at Carroll Apartments in Silver Spring

Over 30 residents have been displaced from their homes at the Carroll Apartments in Silver Spring after a building fire broke out Monday evening. No injuries have been reported. Around 100 firefighters, from both Montgomery and Prince George’s County, responded to the building fire at 8739 Carroll Avenue, near Piney Branch Road. According to tweets […]

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July 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

UPDATE: Police Asking for Help Identifying Body Found in Potomac

Update (5 p.m.): Montgomery County Police released a statement in the afternoon of July 22 with a description of a body found in the Potomac River on the evening of July 21. According to the statement, the investigation has determined that: The body is believed to be a male of Indian or Pakistani descent in […]

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July 16, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Several Injured in Vehicle Collision Along Route 27 in Damascus

Ridge Road at Bloom Drive in Damascus is temporarily closed in both directions due to a two vehicle collision involving a pick up and dump truck. At around 9 a.m. Thursday, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Squad responded to the incident. MCFRS Emergency Medical and Integrated Healthcare Services is evaluating one adult trauma patient to […]

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July 7, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Severe Storms Cause Mass Power Outages

More than 1,000 homes are without power in Montgomery County thanks to severe weather early Tuesday morning. The announcement, by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer on his Twitter page, was made less than two hours after he had posted a message to residents, warning them at 5:55 a.m. of potential outages […]

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