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July 23, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Banks Fund Olney Ale House Re-Opening

The Montgomery County Green Bank and Sandy Spring Bank have teamed up to finance the re-opening of the Olney Ale House. The Olney Ale House is re-opening with the help of the Green Bank and @sandyspringbank to provide flexible financing through the Commercial Loan for Energy Efficiency and Renewables program! Visit our website for the […]

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July 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Firefighters Respond After Junked Cars, Tires, Debris, Storage Building Catch Fire 

Update (July 7): More than 30 vehicles were involved in a fire in Rockville Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. MCFRS responded to the 15100 block of Southlawn Lane after debris, junked cars, tires and part of a commercial storage building caught fire. A front-end loader lifted […]

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July 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Family Displaced After Burtonsville House Fire  

Four adults are displaced after a house fire on the 2300 block of Holly Spring Drive in Burtonsville, per Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. MCFRS responded around 11 p.m. July 4 and found heavy fire upon arrival, Piringer said. There was significant fire in the rear of the single-family […]

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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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June 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus House Fire Causes $800,000 in Damages, Displaces Family

A house in Damascus caught fire on Monday evening after it was likely struck by lightning, causing about $800,000 in damages to the home and neighboring homes. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the family that lives in the home—cosisting of two adults and three children—have been displaced but […]

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May 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Man, Pet Dog Die After House Fire in Potomac

Updated (3:20 p.m.): In a statement Tuesday, Montgomery County Police said detectives are conducting a death investigation and that no foul play is suspected in Ragheb Abou Zeineddine’s death. Original (10:50 a.m.): A man and his dog died in a Potomac house fire on Monday, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Total Loss’: Barn Fire in Barnesville Causes $2 Million in Damages, Fire Officials Say

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to a large barn fire on Peach Tree Road in Barnesville shortly before midnight Monday evening, fire officials said. Crews found heavy fire engulfing the entire 500 x 100 foot barn, Battalion Chief Jay Blake said. No animals were inside and no one was injured. The barn […]

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April 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

15-Story Apartment Building Catches Fire in North Bethesda

About 75 firefighters responded to the Monterey Apartments in North Bethesda after an HVAC unit was “fully engulfed” on the roof, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. MCFRS was dispatched to 5901 Montrose Road just before noon Tuesday. Workers were on the roof of the 15-story building doing HVAC work, […]

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April 13, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Fire in Silver Spring High-Rise Under Investigation

Firefighters put out a large fire at a high-rise on Manchester Rd. in Silver Spring Monday morning. No injuries were reported. The fire was put out quickly, and a cause is still being investigated, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue PIO Pete Piringer. Firefighters in Silver Spring battle large building fire: cause under investigation […]

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April 2, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Detectives Investigate Arson After House Fire Displaces Family in Gaithersburg

An early morning house fire left a family displaced in Gaithersburg on Thursday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFS) is now investigating the incident as a case of arson. The fire began around 1 a.m. on the roof of a two-story single-family house located on Marquis Drive after a passerby noticed a “well-advanced fire” and […]

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