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June 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Lighting Strike Causes House Fire in Darnestown

A house caught fire after being struck by lightning in Darnestown on Monday around 4:45 p.m. It happened on the 13400 block of Haddonfield Drive near Darnestown Road, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials. Although the home was occupied at the time, everyone got out safely with no injuries but the family […]

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August 23, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Fuertes Tormentas Desplazan a Dos Familias

Rayos provocan al menos dos incendios en casas el jueves por la noche. Fuertes tormentas pasaron por el condado de Montgomery el jueves en horas de la noche, dejando como resultado numerosas colisiones, un accidente de motocicleta, cables caídos y dos incendios en casas, según el portavoz del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado […]

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August 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Strong Storms Displace Two Families

Lightning strikes cause at least two house fires Thursday evening Strong storms passed through Montgomery County Thursday evening, resulting in numerous collisions, a motorcycle crash, wires down, and two house fires, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) spokesman Pete Piringer. Thursday about 7:45 p.m. MCFRS responded to a report of a house fire […]

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July 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Video: Lightning Strike Damages Tree in North Kensington

When Kensington resident Trevor Riley installed a backyard camera, he probably did not foresee anything like the dramatic video his camera captured during last night’s storm. Watch the amazing video and make sure you turn the volume up. .@capitalweather lightning strike in North Kensington MD this evening pic.twitter.com/Kcw4hJuhvQ — Trevor Riley (@Tlibriley) July 18, 2019

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September 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg House Struck by Lightning, Neighbors Launch Fund for Family (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED A Gaithersburg family is displaced from their Washingtonian Woods home after a lightning bolt ignited a fire at the three-level house Wednesday evening, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the Sept. 7th blaze occurred around 6 p.m. in the 200 block of Midsummer Drive, and it […]

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July 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Lightning Strike Causes Pepco Power Outage in Silver Spring

Power has been restored to approximately 1,200 Pepco customers who were without electricity earlier today following a lightning strike that brought down some wires in the Silver Spring area. Bob Hainey, a Pepco spokesperson, said the outage was first reported at 4:45 am. on Monday morning Hainey said the wires were downed in the 1500 […]

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June 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Lightning Strike Ignites House Fire in Damascus (PHOTOS)

A lightning strike ignited a house fire in the 24700 block of Kings Valley Road in Damascus late Thursday afternoon, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said over 65 firefighters responded to the house fire, which began in the attic of the house. According to Piringer, two adults and […]

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October 15, 2014 | Aline Barros

Gusty Winds and Heavy Rain are Heading Our Way

A flood watch advisory was issued for the the following areas: Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard, and Prince George’s counties. According to the National Weather Service, a powerful cold front is set to hit the area today. Residents should expect heavy rain, strong thunderstorms, and potential for flooding. The rain may cause flooding in urban areas. One […]

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August 3, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Move Across Montgomery County

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Montgomery County on the evening of August 3rd as strong storms with heavy rains, lightning and high winds swept through the area. It was a busy night for emergency rescue crews. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that a lightning […]

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May 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Woman Injured by Lightning Strike

A woman walking her dog on Blunt Road and Brink Road tonight (May 27) around 7 p.m. was struck down by a nearby lightning strike. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the woman was transported to the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. No other information about this incident has been released […]

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