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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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May 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery, Howard, PG County Firefighters Contain Burtonsville Fire

Firefighters contained a large fire at Bell Nursery Factory in Burtonsville, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services. According to Piringer, firefighters from Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s County were dispatched at around 12:20 p.m. on Monday in response to the fire. When firefighters arrived at the scene, Piringer […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man May Face Life-Threatening Injuries from Fire

A fire burned “a two-story quad-style building” on Sage Way in Germantown on Wednesday, according to Chief Kelvin Tomas, the assistant public information officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Thomas tweeted that firefighters extinguished the fire from a bedroom, and they evaluated two occupants of the house for injuries. Fire officials said on […]

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May 1, 2019 | Sam Merrill

UMD Chemical Fire Sends 17 to the Hospital

A fire in the University of Maryland Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building this morning hospitalized 17 people. A campus alert sent by University of Maryland Police said, “Individuals were conducting a lab experiment and a chemical reaction caught on fire.” Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesperson, Michael Yourishin, told The Diamondback that the people taken […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Chicken Basket in Gaithersburg

Firefighters responded to a fire “in the rear of the Chicken Basket” restaurant in Gaithersburg on North Summit Avenue at around 9 a.m. on Monday. E753 Operated as the 2nd due engine on the 8 box this morning. pic.twitter.com/FZrRNlNC3M — Professional Firefighters of NIST IAFF Local F161 (@IAFFF161) April 22, 2019 The cause of the […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Nobody Hurt After Sandy Spring Home Catches Fire

There was a fire in a single-family home on Bentley Road in Sandy Spring on Thursday, according to fire officials. Fire Capt. Jason Blake said on Twitter that nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 18110 Bentley Rd (Sandy Spring) single family house fire, contained to one room. No injuries, […]

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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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April 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Forest Glen House Fire Displaces Family

More than 50 firefighters battled a house fire on Brisbane Street in the Forest Glen area of Silver Spring early Thursday morning. The fire displaced the family of four and sadly left the family cat dead, according to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer. The fire started in the rear porch and involved an […]

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April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Car Wash Gone Wrong: Vehicle, Garage Fire in Damascus

A car caught on fire from the owner cleaning and drying it with a “heat gun,” Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said on Twitter. According to Piringer, firefighters responded to calls Thursday morning about a vehicle engulfed in flames in a driveway on Middleboro Drive in Damascus. The fire […]

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