Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer

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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June 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Family Member Faces Arson Charges for White Oak Townhouse Fire

Update (7:45 p.m.): Pete Piringer tweeted Tuesday that an adult male has been arrested in connection to the White Oak townhouse fire. Piringer told MyMCMedia the man was related to the family that lived in the townhouse. The man faces charges for first degree arson, reckless endangerment, first degree malicious burning, and other charges are […]

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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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June 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Man Who Dove Into Potomac Sunday Night is Presumed Drowned

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue is continuing its search for a man who jumped off a cliff and into the Potomac River on the Virginia side Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The missing swimmer is presumed drowned, according to Pete Piringer, chief spokesperson for MCFRS Tuesday morning and then again Tuesday afternoon, the county’s swift water […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

No Injuries After Car Crashes Through Fence in Burnt Mills Area

A car crashed through a fence in the Burnt Mills area of Silver Spring, but there were no injuries. Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the incident occurred around 1 p.m. Friday. It happened southbound Route 29 on Columbia Pike near Lockwood Drive, across from the Trader Joe’s and […]

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April 14, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Car Crashes Into Metro Bus Injuring Three People

A car crashed into the back of a Metro bus at about 10 p.m. Monday night leaving the three people inside the car severely pinned, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. ICYMI (4/13) ~10p New Hampshire Av & Oakview Dr, collision with entrapment, 3 car occupants were pinned in […]

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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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