house fire

April 3, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Suspicious Device Found in Arson Investigation of Gaithersburg House Fire

A Gaithersburg house fire is being investigated as an arson case after a suspicious device that may have been used to cause the fire was found. The fire occurred early morning on April 1 at 16 Marquis Drive in Gaithersburg. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer says emergency responders reported to […]

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March 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Occupants Escape Early Morning House Fire in North Potomac

A fire broke out early Sunday morning in North Potomac forcing residents to evacuate. The fire started around 2:30 a.m. in the garage of a two-story North Potomac home on the 14100 block of Saddle River Drive. The fire was at an advanced stage when Montgomery County firefighters arrived. More than 50 personnel from both […]

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March 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Laurel Police Chief Arrested on Multiple Arson, Attempted Murder Charges

David M. Crawford, the former Laurel Police Chief, was arrested March 3 and charged with setting 12 fires throughout Maryland, including three in Montgomery County. Prince George’s Fire and Rescue arson task forces, along with investigators and detectives in multiple Maryland fire and police departments, arrested the 69-year-old Ellicott City resident. The incidents involve setting […]

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January 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Glenmont Fire Caused $525,000 in Damages, No Injuries

A fire believed to have started in the kitchen caused massive damage to a home on Munson Street in Glenmont, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. No one was injured, but two adults were displaced. According to tweets from Piringer, an occupant saw sparks on top of a small […]

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September 14, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Damascus Family Displaced Following Basement Fire

A family has been displaced from their home in Damascus after the basement caught fire around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS).  The single-family home on 10200 Peanut Hill Dr off Newbury Road suffered significant damage, but no injuries were reported, MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete […]

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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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