Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer

July 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Family Reunited with Dog Who Fell in 25-Foot-Deep Well

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue saved a dog who fell into a 25-foot-deep well in Bethesda on Saturday, July 24. The dog, named Roxy, is a cattle dog and lab mix. Roxy’s owner, Melissa Swensrud of Bethesda, told MyMCM via a text message that she was taking Roxy and her two other dogs on a […]

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June 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Causes More than $1.5 Million in Damages to Bethesda House

A fire at a Bethesda house—located off Bradley Boulevard on Kittery Lane and Redwood Avenue—caused more than $1.5 million in damages, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Piringer tweeted that the fire started around 4:20 a.m. on Monday. More than 50 firefighters arrived on the scene to battle the heavy […]

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December 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Water Main Break on Rockville Pike Causes Major Road Damage

A water main break Friday morning in front of the former White Flint Mall is causing traffic delays in the area of southbound Rockville Pike (MD-355) and Security Lane. Water main break southbound Route 355 in front of White Flint Mall.All traffic must turn right at Security Lane. #Rockville @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/Nco1WNGteG — Michael Walsh (@GetMikeWalsh) […]

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December 3, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Fire in Gaithersburg Townhouse Leaves One Man Seriously Injured

One man is in critical condition after a fire erupted in a Gaithersburg townhome late Wednesday night, according to officials. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to the fire along Bayridge Drive in Gaithersburg around 11:30 p.m. One man who is currently in critical condition was rescued from the basement after being found on the […]

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October 27, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

UPDATE: Potomac Woman, Five Cats Rescued From House Fire

Update (2:06 p.m.): Fire and explosive investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service believe the fire was intentionally set. Damages are estimated to be approximately $100,000. Officials are asking that anyone with information call the Arson Tip Line at 240-777-2263. Update – ARSON – just after 1030p Monday 10/26 – 11100blk Korman Dr. neighborhood […]

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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 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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September 29, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Germantown Townhouse Fire Leaves Two Families Displaced

Two families are now displaced after a Germantown townhouse on Palmetto Circle near Dawson Farm Road caught fire Monday afternoon. Pete Piringer, Chief Spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), says firefighters were called to the scene around 4 p.m. after reports of a fire in a third floor bedroom. Piringer says […]

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July 24, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Traffic Camera Arson Incident in Rockville Under Investigation

Police are investigating an arson and vandalism incident involving a traffic camera in Rockville. According to police, the incident occurred between 11:45 p.m. and midnight on July 17 along the 400 block of Hurley Avenue near Wootton Mill Park. Arson Investigation: on July 17, 2020 vandalism to a traffic camera 400blk Hurley Ave, IAO Wootton […]

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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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