September 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Propane Explosion at Landscaping Company in Laytonsville

Three people were injured Tuesday morning after an explosion and collapse at a commercial site in Laytonsville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials said. MCFRS responded to 23601 Laytonsville Road shortly before 8 a.m. Ruppert Landscape is headquartered and manages its corporate office at the location. One person was rescued from the building, […]

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July 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Adults Suffer Likely Heat Exhaustion in Separate Incidents Around Billy Goat Trail 

Fire and rescue services responded to two separate incidents of likely heat exhaustion in the Billy Goat Trail area on Tuesday, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Around 3:40 p.m., Piringer reported a medical emergency on Billy Goat Trail A. One adult likely suffered heat exhaustion and was […]

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March 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Captain Honored for Saving Hurricane Victims, Pets

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last September, Capt. Mike Stream and the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) were dispatched to Wilmington. The damage of the hurricane was vast. When Stream and his team were onboard an airship, a levee in the area broke. The team was able to rescue nine people and a […]

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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FAA Lifts Extended Ban on Drone and Model Aircraft Outside Washington, D.C.

Beginning today, model aircraft and drone hobbyists can fly their machines in parts of Montgomery County. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is updating conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of today, the operating procedures […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Cherry Hill Road Reopens After Fatal Collision (PHOTO & VIDEO)

UPDATED  Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. today in the Calverton area of Cherry Hill Road and Broadbirch Drive. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2006 Mack tractor-trailer was traveling east on Cherry Hill Road. Police said a 2012 Infinity EX35 was turning right […]

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November 3, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

News Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing While Covering Potomac House Fire (PHOTOS)

A news helicopter made an emergency “soft” landing, while covering a house fire in Potomac this morning. The helicopter landed in a nearby field at the 10900 block on Brent Road. Brad Freitas, an aerial journalist on board the helicopter, said the reason for the emergency landing was reported smoke coming from the engine. Freitas says there were […]

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September 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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UPDATED: Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Clarksburg Pharmacy (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Clarksburg Pharmacy, 23213 Stringtown Road, on Thursday morning. Police said a male suspect entered the pharmacy shortly before 10 a.m.and displayed a handgun. According to police, the suspect took prescription drugs and then fled. Police have released surveillance video from the robbery, […]

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June 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Overturned Tanker Truck in Poolesville Area (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are on the scene of an overturned tanker truck on Club Hollow Road in the Poolesville area. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the driver of the truck was severely pinned under the overturned vehicle and had to be extricated. Piringer said the driver was transported by a medical helicopter […]

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June 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Car Crashes into Tree in Germantown (PHOTO)

UPDATED Montgomery County fire and rescue crews responded to a serious car accident at Scenery Drive and Germantown Road on Sunday evening. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that the driver was trapped inside a vehicle that struck a tree. According to Piringer, the 28-year-old man was extricated from […]

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November 3, 2014 | Krista Brick

NTSB Report of Frederick Mid-Air Crash Shows Pilot Never Saw Helicopter

A preliminary report of the fatal crash of a helicopter and plane in Frederick Oct. 23 indicates that the pilot of the plane may not have seen the third helicopter reported in the area as he prepared to land. The National Transportation Safety Board recently released its preliminary report of the fatal crash that killed […]

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