March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kensington, Silver Spring Residents May Experience Discolored Water

Water in Silver Spring and Kensington may be discolored for residents, but according to officials, it’s still safe to drink. However, they advise against doing laundry with discolored water. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) said on Twitter Wednesday that the areas are experiencing “ongoing water main maintenance.” WSSC tweeted, “Crews are flushing fire hydrants […]

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February 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate Townhouse Fire

UPDATED Dozens of firefighters responded to a townhouse fire in the 9900 block of Brookridge Court on Thursday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said neighbors were evacuated as firefighters attacked the fire in the townhome community. According to Piringer, 75 firefighters responded to the blaze and, […]

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January 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Unattended Candle Sparks House Fire in Takoma Park

An unattended candle sparked a house fire in Takoma Park on Monday night, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze, which originated in the living room, caused $75,000 in damages at 1108 Kingwood Drive. According to Piringer, there were no working smoke alarms in the house […]

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February 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fire at Orchard Pond Apartments in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to an electrical fire in the third floor ceiling of a building at Orchard Pond Apartments at 975 Clopper Road in Gaithersburg on Feb. 17. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze caused $25,000 in damage and residents were temporarily displaced because of the fire. He said there […]

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February 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Car Hits Hydrant in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

A road is flooded in Silver Spring after a car ran into a fire hydrant this morning. Vierling Drive is closed to traffic and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has been called to shut off the hydrant. Montgomery County Police are investigating the 10: 52 a.m. accident. Call 10:52 am- 400 block of Vierling Dr. […]

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December 22, 2014 | Krista Brick

Blown Fire Hydrant Damages Silver Spring House Nearby (PHOTOS)

A fire hydrant that blew off the water main Sunday night in Silver Spring shot water at such high pressure that is caused “significant” damage to a home that was more than 20 feet away. Washington Suburban and Sanitary Commission spokesman Jerry Irvine told MyMCMedia water from the hydrant crashed through a home’s bay window […]

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