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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Kensington Family Displaced After House Fire

A family of four – two adults and two children –  has been displaced from their home in Kensington after a fire on Tuesday, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated in the basement and extended into the second floor and attic […]

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January 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Electrical Fire at Sandy Spring Museum Causes $50,000 in Damage

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)‌ responded to a fire in the attic of the Sandy Spring Museum Monday night. An automatic fire alarm called MCFRS around 7 p.m. (~7p 1/13) Bentley Rd & Rt108, Sandy Spring Museum, automatic alarm, @mcfrs FFs encounter smoke in bldg, locate fire in hallway/breezeway/ceiling, likely cause electrical […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Firefighters Respond to Large Transfer Station Blaze in Rockville

Firefighters responded to the Montgomery County Transfer Station located on Shady Grove Road in Rockville around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. MCFRS Chief, Scott Goldstein says there was a large fire in the trash pit located inside of the building. At one point, it took about 85 personnel to battle the blaze.  The fire fighters […]

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December 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire at Poolesville Home Causes $350,000 Worth of Damage

Two people were displaced on Sunday after a fire at a home in Poolesville. The home is located on the 16000 block of Bud Road between Fisher Road and Hughes Road. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the fire started around 6:45 p.m. and the occupants were not home. […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kitchen Fire at Chevy Chase Apartment Complex Displaces Two Families

A fire at the Riveria House, an 11 story apartment complex on East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, has caused $75,000 worth of damages. As a result of the fire, two families have been displaced from the apartment complex. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the fire started on the seventh […]

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December 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring House Fire Displaces Family

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire in the 9200 block of Whitney Street in Silver Spring early Friday morning. The fire displaced the family of five and one adult was transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation, according to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer. The fire started in […]

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December 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

More Than a Dozen Displaced After White Oak Townhouse Fire

Three townhouses were damaged in a fire that displaced 10 adults, five children, three dogs and a cat early Thursday morning in the White Oak area of Silver Spring. Firefighters responded to the 11100 block of Columbia Pike around 1 a.m. Thursday morning to find fire in the attic of two townhouses. Approximately 85 firefighters […]

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December 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Ale House: ‘We Will Be Back’

More than a week after a fire closed the historic Olney Ale House, a message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that said, “We Will Be Back.” A statement on the Ale House’s website says that the restaurant hopes to reopen early 2020. The statement thanks Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) for […]

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December 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Olney Ale House Closes After Fire

The Olney Ale House has closed after a fire, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman said. The cause of the fire was combustibles that overheated, according to a tweet from Pete Piringer. Damages were estimated at $250,000. ICYMI (12/3) Olney Ale House CLOSED for business https://t.co/OlFFjGr0M6 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 4, 2019 The […]

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November 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne and Jordan Lindsay

Fire at Rockville Gas Station Causes $1 Million Worth of Damage

More than 80 firefighters responded to a blaze at the Sunoco gas station, at 790 Hungerford Drive in Rockville shortly after 10 a.m. Friday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer says a fire chief from Rockville’s Volunteer Fire Department originally noticed the fire, while he was passing down Md. 355. When firefighters were […]

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