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March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Wheaton House Fire Causes $35K in Damages

A ‘madison strapped’ outlet located behind a wooden shelving unit was the cause of a Wheaton house fire on Sunday. The house was unoccupied according to the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Department. The fire occurred at 11505 Alma Street, located between Channing Street and Ventura Avenue, in the neighborhood of Arcola. According to Montgomery […]

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July 18, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Alerta sobre temperaturas peligrosas hasta el domingo

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología ha emitido una alerta de calor excesivo para el Condado de Montgomery y las áreas circundantes desde la mañana del viernes hasta la tarde del domingo. Se espera que las temperaturas escalen hasta los tres dígitos. El índice de calor, que influye en la humedad, puede alcanzar de 110 a […]

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July 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

The Heat is On: Dangerous Temperatures Through Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Montgomery County and surrounding areas from Friday morning through Sunday evening. It is going to be a scorcher with temperatures expected to climb to triple digits. The heat index, which factors in the humidity, may reach as high as 110 to 115 degrees each […]

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March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police, Firefighters Honored at 45th Annual Public Safety Awards

A number of public safety officers were honored at this year’s 45 Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center in North Bethesda. The event was emceed by NBC4’s Leon Harris and Doug Kammerer. The event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to […]

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October 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Public Safety Agencies Provide Halloween Safety Tips

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service reminds residents to be especially vigilant and keep safety in mind this Halloween.  Take time to review basic safety tips for trick-or-treaters, homeowners, drivers, pedestrians, party-goers and pets. The most important message is to remind kids to be alert to vehicles and for motorists to slow down, drive […]

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May 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Three People on East Light Drive

Montgomery County firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a house fire on East Light Drive in Silver Spring on Sunday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said about 45 firefighters responded to the scene and there was smoke showing at the two-story house as they […]

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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Family in Olney (PHOTOS)

A house fire on Broom Drive in Olney has displaced a family of four and their two dogs, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer said smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire on Sunday morning shortly before noon. There were no injuries, he reported on his […]

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January 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate Hyattstown House Fire (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a house fire in Hyattstown. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said one person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to Piringer, the fire occurred on Haines Road after 2 a.m. on Monday. He said damages are estimated at $500,000. According to […]

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October 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Collision Involving a Pedestrian in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a Toyota Camry that occurred shortly before 7 a.m. in the area of Georgia Avenue and Regina Drive in Aspen Hill. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates a 64-year-old pedestrian was crossing northbound Georgia Avenue near Regina Drive, when he was struck […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Detectives Investigate Drowning in Potomac Near Great Falls

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division are investigating a drowning that occurred in the Potomac River around 6:10 p.m. on August 16. The victim, identified by police as Abdul Qadir, age 28, of Riverdale, Maryland was located on August 18 at approximately 11:30 a.m. and was pronounced deceased at the scene. […]

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