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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Identify Resident Found in House After Explosion (VIDEOS)

UPDATED 4.20.17 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County police have identified the resident found in the Ashley Drive house following an explosion last Friday as 61-year-old Steven Beck. According to a police news release, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Beck died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said a dog found near […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Washington Gas Delivered Update Letter to Customers Following Explosion

The Washington Gas company provided an update in the form of a letter to some of its Rockville customers on Friday following a house explosion on Ashley Drive. Brian Edwards, a spokesperson for Washington Gas, said the letter, dated March 17, was distributed to nearby neighbors and shared with the utility’s call center in case […]

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March 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Body Recovered from Exploded Rockville Home

Crews poring over the debris of a home that exploded near Rockville early Friday morning discovered the remains of an adult and a domestic animal, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said at a news conference Saturday. The body, which was found sometime around noon, has been sent to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg High School Evacuated Friday Morning

The smell of gas in the hallways of Gaithersburg High School on Friday morning resulted in the evacuation of students and staff. That’s the word from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson Derek Turner. According to Turner, students were evacuated around 7:20 a.m. and the fire department and the utility company were called to investigate […]

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March 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Fatal Townhouse Fire in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Battalion Chief Kevin Frazier is at the scene of last night’s fatal fire. Frazier estimates damages from the fire at $600,000. He said the exact cause of the fire will not be known for a few days. Watch Frazier’s video update, below: Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a fatal townhouse fire in Gaithersburg. Firefighters […]

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April 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gas Leak in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County police and firefighters were called to a gas leak in Silver Spring on Monday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were evacuations in the area of Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. According to Piringer, a backhoe struck a 4-inch, high pressure natural gas line near the site of the […]

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February 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda House Fire (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Over 80 Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a two alarm house fire at 6913 Hillmead Road in Bethesda. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were no injuries. So far, no word on what sparked the blaze or the amount of monetary damage. Precautionary 2nd Alarm […]

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November 15, 2014 | Staff Writer

Gas Station Thefts on Rise (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police are warning motorists to remove their keys and lock their vehicle doors when filling up at local gas stations. Related:

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November 6, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Thefts at Area Gas Stations Continue in Montgomery County

Montgomery County police are warning motorists to remove their keys and lock their vehicle doors when filling up at local gas stations. According to police, in the past three months there have been 12 thefts from vehicles and six vehicle thefts that occurred at gas stations while people were filling up. Police have released a […]

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August 21, 2014 | Krista Brick

Gas Leak in Gaithersburg Shuts Down Roads near Quince Orchard Blvd.

UPDATED, Aug. 21, 12:45 p.m.-  Roads have reopened and the gas leak in under control in Gaithersburg, according to a tweet from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer. ORIGINAL POST-  Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are on the scene at about 10:30 a.m. of a gas leak that has some roads shut […]

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