house fire

June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Loose Batteries Cause Accidental House Fire

Two people have been displaced after loose batteries caused their two-story North Potomac home to accidentally catch fire. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the house in the 14600 block of Settlers Landing Way at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, the fire originated in the kitchen, started […]

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May 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Woman Arrested in Leisure World House Fire

Marcelina Bowman, 55, was arrested in connection with a May 13 house fire in Leisure World which caused $350,000 in damages. Bowman, who has no fixed address, was arrested May 15 in Fairfax City, Va. According to fire and explosive investigators with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Bowman was charged with first-degree arson, […]

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April 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

North Chevy Chase House Fire Displaces Family

A family has been displaced after a house fire in North Chevy Chase on Saturday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer says units responded to the 3800 block of Iverness Drive around 10:45 a.m. to find the fire had spread significantly. Fire officials determined the fire started in the garage before spreading […]

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February 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Man From Silver Spring House Fire

Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from the second floor of a burning home early Saturday morning. The home is located on the 200 block of Plymouth Street in Silver Spring. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call from a passing neighbor around 9:30 a.m. […]

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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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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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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 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 10, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Firefighters Battle Two Large Fires Tuesday Night

Firefighters battled two separate and significant fires in the county on Tuesday evening. Fire officials say just before 10:00 pm they responded to a Sport Honda dealership located on the 3000 block of Automobile Boulevard in Burtonsville. It took several hours, and about 75 firefighters to put the blaze out due to the heavy volume […]

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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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