house fire

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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February 25, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

More Than 65 Firefighters Battle A House Fire in Silver Spring

A house fire in Silver Spring on Saturday sent a woman in critical condition to the hospital. At around 6:20 p.m. a single-family home on the 2500 block of Holman Avenue in Forest Glen Park was engulfed in flames. More than 65 firefighters were on the scene battling the fire. UPDATE @mcfrs Media Info Tapline […]

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January 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Early Morning Germantown Fire Destroys House

Firefighters responded to a home in Germantown around 5 a.m. Thursday morning to find the home engulfed in flames. Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Pete Piringer says the homeowner discovered and reported the fire upon returning home. Piringer said the blaze occurred in the 21000 block of Emerald Drive. When entering the […]

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October 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Home Deemed ‘Total Loss’ After Fire

A Silver Spring home has been deemed a total loss, following a fire that emergency crews believed started Thursday morning. More than 70 firefighters responded to the 200 block of  Bryant’s Nursery Road in Cloverly after a Montgomery County police officer on patrol found a house “fully involved.” “When crews arrived on the scene, they […]

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February 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Silver Spring Residents

Firefighters battled a house fire on Flower Avenue in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, the fire started in a second floor bedroom and involved a space heater and power strip. Smoke alarms alerted the residents to […]

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July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Fire Displaces Family Overnight

A fire overnight in Rockville caused an estimated $75,000 in damages to a residence in the Wheaton Woods community, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire began in a shed around 1 a.m. and extended to the adjacent house in the 4600 block of Tallahassee […]

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