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December 9, 2019 | Staff Writer

Update: ‘Human Element’ Blamed for Firefighters Going to Wrong Address

Firefighters were sent to the wrong address for a house fire Friday night, going to a Rockville address instead of where they should have gone in Wheaton, about 10 miles away. The correct address was on Pritchard Road. Firefighters were sent to Piccard Drive. “We have a human element and there’s always a chance for […]

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November 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electrical Fire at Silver Spring House Displaces Family

A family has been displaced due to a fire at their two level house in Veirs Mill Village, located in the 2900 block of Minden Road in Silver Spring. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted that around 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene before 9 a.m. on Tuesday. […]

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August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Aspen Hill Family Safe From Fire But Will Be Displaced

A fire at a single-family house, located on the 13700 block of Parkland Drive in Aspen Hill, has displaced a family. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the fire occurred at around 4:15 p.m. on Monday and was likely caused from a malfunction in a radio located in […]

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June 13, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials July 12

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, and Office of the […]

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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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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

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 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electric Blanket Causes House Fire in North Potomac

An electric blanket left on a bed in a North Potomac home caused a fire and $150,000 worth of damage, said Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. According to Piringer, MCFRS received a call about the house fire on Dunleith Place from neighbors at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Piringer said […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Fire at Kensington Condo Complex Causes $2 Million in Damage

Update: The fire at The Waterford Condominium in Kensington has affected 15 condos, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Piringer said on Twitter that the building was built in the mid-1960s and is “non-sprinklered.” Fourteen of the 15 damaged condos are from both smoke and water damage, but […]

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