Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer

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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May 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Van Crashes Into Guardrail Leaving Two People with Life Threatening Injuries

A van crashed into a guardrail on I-495 between Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike at about 5 p.m. Wednesday trapping multiple people inside the vehicle, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Public Information Officer Pete Piringer. Two people were transported to the hospital as priority 1 trauma patients with life threatening injuries. […]

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March 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Incendio Desplaza a Residentes de Aspen Hill

Un incendio en Aspen Hill, el martes por la tarde, desplazó al menos a 16 personas de sus hogares, según el Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS). Las autoridades dijeron que el incendio ocurrió alrededor de las 3 p.m. en los condominios Grand Bel II en la cuadra 3900 de Bell […]

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March 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Cigarettes Displaces Aspen Hill Residents

A fire in Aspen Hill Tuesday afternoon displaced at least 16 people from their homes, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS). Officials said the fire happened around 3 p.m. at the Grand Bel II Condos in the 3900 block of Bell Pre Rd in Aspen Hill. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer […]

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January 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Familia de Kensington Desplazada Tras Incendio

Una familia de cuatro, dos adultos y dos niños, ha sido desplazada de su hogar en Kensington después de un incendio ocurrido el martes, según Pete Piringer, portavoz del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery. Piringer dijo en Twitter que el incendio se originó en el sótano y se extendió hasta el […]

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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 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Fire and Rescue Begins ‘Cold Responses’ for Non-Critical Emergencies

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) began a county-wide program Jan. 1 to give “cold responses” to certain non-life threatening emergencies. The program will be ongoing.  Under the program, emergency vehicles might not flash their lights or use sirens when responding to non-critical emergencies, like fractures. Emergency medical dispatchers would determine whether or not […]

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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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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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