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September 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Village Fire Displaces Two Families, Injures Firefighter

Several people were injured Tuesday morning in a 2 a.m. fire at two houses in the Olney Village neighborhood in the Brookeville area. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said 70 firefighters were on scene responding to the emergency, and one of the firefighters has nonlife-threatening injuries. The firefighter is […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Man Dies in Car Wreck on Georgia Ave at ICC

Update (Sept. 12): Police identified the man who died in the multi-vehicle collision as 32-year-old Rene Hernandez Jr. of Olney. UPDATE (Sept. 7): Police released a statement Saturday morning, about the multi-vehicle collision that occurred in the Olney area on Georgia Avenue at the Inter-county Connector (ICC). According to police, one person has died from the […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two People Injured in Rockville Collision

Two people are facing nonlife-threatening injuries after a vehicle collision in Rockville on Friday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services officials. https://t.co/browDMOt7l pic.twitter.com/rA2uU3pMSm — BC Steve Mann (@mcfrsPIO6) September 6, 2019 Steve Mann, a battalion chief for MCFRS, tweeted that the collision involved two vehicles that crashed on 1st Street and Baltimore […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Water Pipe Mishap Causes Flooding, Backups Near Eastbound Shady Grove Road

On Friday afternoon, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was working on a 36-inch main pipe, when a valve came loose, causing water to flood onto Eastbound Shady Grove Road between Gaither Road and Route 355 Frederick Rock. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the incident occurred in the […]

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September 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Task Force in Florida for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service sent more than 85 people to Florida on Friday night to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.  Last nite (8/30) @MontgomeryCoMD FEMA Maryland Task Force 1 US&R 20+ vehicle caravan departed Rockville warehouse for deployment in Fla…. >80 members heard from @MoCoCouncilMD VP & Public Safety Chairman Sidney Katz […]

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August 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Village Fire Leaves No Injuries

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services tweeted about a vehicle fire Monday on Montgomery Village Avenue before Route 355. MCFRS Units in the scene WB Montgomery Village Ave prior to 355. Vehicle fire/ no injuries. MV Ave currently closed. @mcfrs @MCFRSNews pic.twitter.com/o0Tv36srYj — Daniel Ogren (@mcfrsPIO4) August 26, 2019 Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for MCFRS […]

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pane of Glass Falls From Bethesda Balcony, Injuring Child

A pane of glass fell from an upper-level apartment balcony above Harris Teeter on Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, injuring a child. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ICYMI – Woodmont Av & Battery Lane, Bethesda, for unknown reason […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

A Ton of Trouble: 2,000-Pound Steer Extricated From Mud in Boyds

Talk about grabbing the bull by its horns. A 2,000-pound long-horned steer was extricated from the mud Monday at Stargazing Farm on Whites Store Road in Boyds. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said the steer was stuck in a muddy ravine at the bottom of a hill for about […]

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August 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Tuesday Night Storms Leave Damage Throughout the County

Severe thunderstorms caused flooded roadways, downed wires and significant damage throughout parts of the county on Tuesday evening. Stoney Creek Road off River Road in Potomac overflowed causing potential damage to the bridge and road surface, officials say. @mcfrsPIO #TurnAroundDontDrown!! pic.twitter.com/8BHvmCXiFf — Scott Glazer (@radioinstl) August 6, 2019 Update – Bradley Boulevard near Kendale Rd, […]

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July 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man’s Best Friends Help Save Owner Stuck in Mud

Things were not looking good for a man who was stuck in the mud at the edge of the Potomac River near Brookmont Dam at the C&O Canal on Monday. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, the man was playing fetch with his two dogs about 50 yards away […]

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