Fire and Rescue

April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

83-Year-Old Potomac Woman Struck By Car Dies

Police say an 83-year-old woman died Wednesday — a little less than a week after she was struck by a vehicle in Rockville. The woman has been identified by police as Huo K Li of Potomac. The incident occurred on Thursday, April 11, according to police. Police say that at 2:24 p.m., Rockville police officers […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Forest Glen House Fire Kills Man, Dog

Update: The man who was injured from a fire at his home in Forest Glen died from his injuries Thursday, according to police. Police have identified the man as Warren Baugh III, 43; Baugh was also a resident of the home. Detectives from Montgomery County Police’s Major Crimes Division, as well as fire explosive investigators […]

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April 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Firefighters Extinguish Fire in Derwood Garage, House

Montgomery County firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in Derwood on Thursday afternoon. Capt. Jason Blake, the acting public information officer for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, said that the fire was at a house located along Rydal Terrace. Fire officials tweeted that the fire was “primarily confined to the garage.” The cause of the fire […]

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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ho- Ho- How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Montgomery County

It’s time for Montgomery County residents to recycle their Christmas trees! Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection accepts Christmas trees throughout the year in the curbside yard trim collection. However, the department will not accept artificial trees or trees with root balls in the yard trim collection. So, now that Christmas is over, make sure […]

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November 15, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Germantown Man Charged With Six Counts of First-Degree Assault

Devin Conlon Brunner, 26, of Germantown, was charged with six counts of first-degree assault. According to police, on Sunday afternoon, Brunner was in the parking area of a townhouse community in Cross Lauren Court in Germantown. He pointed what resembled a handgun at several homes. A male resident told police Brunner pointed the gun directly […]

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March 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

White Tractor Trailer Changed Lanes, Sparking Morning Wreck, State Police Say

Maryland State Police said Monday that an unknown white tractor trailer abruptly changed lanes, causing a rapid chain of collisions that led to a three-hour closure of I-270 during the Monday morning rush hour. Other vehicles braked to try to avoid collisions, state police said. The series of collisions occurred near the Middlebrook Road exit […]

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February 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Silver Spring Residents

Firefighters battled a house fire on Flower Avenue in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, the fire started in a second floor bedroom and involved a space heater and power strip. Smoke alarms alerted the residents to […]

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October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Halloween pumpkin

County Public Safety Agencies Provide Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween quickly approaching, the Montgomery County Police and Fire and Rescue Services offer some important tips for a safe Halloween. Plan a safe route: The most important safety tip is to “trick-or-treat” only in neighborhoods and at homes known to your family. Only visit homes with a porch light on, accept treats at the […]

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June 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Townhouse Fire Displaces Rockville Residents (PHOTOS)

About 40 firefighters battled a townhouse fire on Newton Drive in Rockville on Wednesday afternoon. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, the accidental fire was ignited by the spontaneous combustion of some oily rags that were left on the patio. One of […]

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