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April 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Norbeck Road at Wintergate Drive in Aspen Hill Reopens

UPDATE:¬† Officials report that both directions of Norbeck Road at Wintergate Drive in Aspen Hill reopened. FINAL UPDATE: Both directions of Norbeck Rd (MD 28) at Wintergate Dr in Aspen Hill have re-opened. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April 19, 2019 ORIGINAL: Montgomery County officials are advising motorists to avoid Norbeck Road (MD28) at […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Forest Glen House Fire Kills Man, Dog

Update: The man who was injured from a fire at his home in Forest Glen died from his injuries Thursday, according to police. Police have identified the man as Warren Baugh III, 43; Baugh was also a resident of the home. Detectives from Montgomery County Police’s Major Crimes Division, as well as fire explosive investigators […]

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April 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Firefighters Extinguish Fire in Derwood Garage, House

Montgomery County firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in Derwood on Thursday afternoon. Capt. Jason Blake, the acting public information officer for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, said that the fire was at a house located along Rydal Terrace.¬†Fire officials tweeted that the fire was “primarily confined to the garage.” The cause of the fire […]

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April 16, 2019 | Sam Merrill

One Hospitalized After Car Crashes into Tree

A car crashed into a tree on Forest Brook Road in Germantown at about 12:50 p.m. today, leaving one person in the hospital. It is still unclear what caused the single-car collision. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) arrived at the scene soon after the crash, where the patient was pinned and suffering from […]

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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 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Car Wash Gone Wrong: Vehicle, Garage Fire in Damascus

A car caught on fire from the owner cleaning and drying it with a “heat gun,” Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said on Twitter. According to Piringer, firefighters responded to calls Thursday morning about a vehicle engulfed in flames in a driveway on Middleboro Drive in Damascus. The fire […]

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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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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Fire at Kensington Condo Complex Causes $2 Million in Damage

Update: The fire at The Waterford Condominium in Kensington has affected 15 condos, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Piringer said on Twitter that the building was built in the mid-1960s and is “non-sprinklered.” Fourteen of the 15 damaged condos are from both smoke and water damage, but […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pedestrian Struck By Falling Tree Branch Faces ‘Traumatic Injury’

A pedestrian in Rockville was seriously hurt Tuesday morning after being hit by a falling tree branch, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The accident happened at around 9 a.m., near the “entrance to the Gables of Tuckerman” neighborhood, which is by Tuckerman Lane and Hampton Mill Terrace. ICYMI (~9a) […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Retired Division Chief Recognized for 45 Years of Fire Service

Recently retired William “Alan” Hinde served Montgomery County for 45 years. On Friday, Hinde was recognized for his commitment to fire service at the 45th Public Safety Awards Luncheon, where he won the Chief Leslie B. Thomas Community Service Award. According to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, as a child, Hinde “sustained serious burns to […]

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