Fire and Rescue

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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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

No Serious Injuries After Monday’s Historic Rainfall

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, tweeted that there were no major injuries in Montgomery County after a historic rainfall on Monday. DYK on 7/8, in 3hrs (730-1030a), @mcfrs handled ~250 calls for Service (typical 24hr average is 350) Incl ~40/50 calls for possible water rescues, some folks self-rescued, while […]

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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Fire Disrupts Freight Train Near Rockville Station

A CSX freight train was held up near the Rockville MARC station this morning when one of its cars started smoldering, according to Fire & Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer. The smoldering contents were cocoa powder, Piringer said. The car was separated from the train and moved to another track. Other trains face delays but […]

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May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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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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