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July 23, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

11 Officers Honored For Response to Domestic Violence, Arson Incident

11 Montgomery County police officers in the Germantown district were awarded a Medal of Valor at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Public Safety Award Breakfast on July 12. The following officers were recognized for their response to a call about a domestic violence incident on Oct. 11, 2018: Sgt. Larry Haley Cpl. Shaun Santos Cpl. […]

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July 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Rescatistas fuera de servicio le salvan la vida a pareja en Colesville

Dos Oficiales de Montgomery, que se encontraban fuera de servicio, salvan a una pareja de Colesville que estaba atrapada dentro de su casa en las llamas Dos rescatistas, que no estaban en servicio, un oficial de policía y un teniente de bomberos, rescataron a una pareja de su casa en en llamas ubicada en Colesville, […]

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July 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Off-Duty First Responders Rescue Colesville Couple From Burning Home

Off-Duty Montgomery County Officers Saved Colesville Couple From Fire Two off-duty first responders — a police officer and a fire lieutenant — rescued a couple from a Colesville house fire on Tuesday morning. Sgt. Scott Brooks, a patrol sergeant for the Silver Spring police district, was driving to work on New Hampshire Avenue at around […]

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July 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Truck Catches Fire Near Shady Grove Middle School

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted Wednesday that a contractor’s truck caught on fire by Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg. According to Piringer, the fire was extinguished and no one was injured. 8100 Mid County Highway, Shady Grove Middle School. Vehicle fire next to bldg, Contractors truck burned […]

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June 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Germantown Family Displaced After Townhouse Fire

Firefighters responded to a home located on the 13500 block of Station Street in Germantown around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday to find the second floor engulfed in heavy smoke and fire. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Pete Piringer says about 65 firefighters worked to get the blaze under control. Officials say […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Village Family Displaced After Townhouse Fire

A family of five — three adults and two children — has been displaced from their home in Montgomery Village after a fire, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated on the second floor of the family’s three-level townhouse on Club Lake […]

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June 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Overheated Stereo Causes Olney Apartment Fire, Displacing Dozens

An electrical fire at the Camelback Village apartments in Olney on Saturday has displaced more than 20 adult residents, 10 children, and several pets, according to Pete Piringer, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson. The apartment is located at 3226 Spartan Road off of Route 108. Scott Goldstein, MCFRS’s fire chief, said on Twitter […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Gaithersburg Businesses, Destroys Barbershop

A fire has destroyed a Gaithersburg barbershop and brought significant damage to a number of businesses in Gaitherstowne Plaza near North Frederick Avenue and Chestnut Street. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, more than 75 firefighters were on the scene after 5 a.m. on Tuesday responding to a fire […]

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May 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electrical Fire Displaces Gaithersburg Family

An electrical fire spread to the inside of a house on the 19000 block of Quail Valley Boulevard in Gaithersburg. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, all occupants of the house were outside when the fire spread. Piringer said that firefighters were able to contain the fire, and eventually […]

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May 8, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Tractor-Trailer Fire on I-270 Slows Morning Commute

A tractor-trailer caught on fire Wednesday morning on the southbound side of I-270 between Montgomery Village Avenue and I-370, causing lane closures and extensive delays. The trailer was carrying food products, and — according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer — most of the products were taken out of the trailer and saved from […]

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