MCFRS

September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Injured in Collision Involving Metrobus, Multiple Cars

Several people were injured and some were hospitalized following a collision Sunday on Rockville Pike involving a Metrobus, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials shared. MCFRS responded to Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane around 12:20 p.m. to the rollover collision involving the bus and multiple vehicles, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. […]

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September 8, 2021 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Condos Fire Leaves Woman In Critical Condition; Some Residents Displaced

Several residents at the Grand Bell II Condominiums in Aspen Hill are displaced after a fire on Tuesday night, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials. The blaze also left one woman in critical condition. MCFRS says firefighters arrived at condos located on the 3900 block of Bel Pre Road around 10:00 […]

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September 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Propane Explosion at Landscaping Company in Laytonsville

Three people were injured Tuesday morning after an explosion and collapse at a commercial site in Laytonsville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials said. MCFRS responded to 23601 Laytonsville Road shortly before 8 a.m. Ruppert Landscape is headquartered and manages its corporate office at the location. One person was rescued from the building, […]

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September 1, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Offers Resources For Residents Displaced After Fatal Flood in Rockville

Early Wednesday morning, remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed heavy rainfall and caused unprecedented flooding at several locations around the region, including right here in Montgomery County. At the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville, county emergency response officials say one person died, while another remains unaccounted for. According to officials, more than 150 residents across […]

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August 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Group Rescued from Billy Goat Trail During Heat Emergency

15 juveniles and a few adults were rescued from the Billy Goat Trail in Potomac after feeling hot and suffering heat exhaustion, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson said. MCFRS was dispatched to Trail A around 4 p.m. Thursday for  the group, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. Emergency services evaluated […]

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August 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pepco Replaces Blown Lightning Arrester in Bethesda

A lightning arrester, which is placed throughout Pepco’s electric grid to protect against lightning strikes, failed Aug. 7, causing a power outage to only one customer for less than an hour, according to Pepco spokesperson Ben Armstrong. The failed arrester and fuse were replaced shortly after the incident near Gallery Bethesda Apartments on Rugby Avenue […]

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August 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

House Fire Displaces Two Adults in Aspen Hill

Monday, two adults were displaced after a house fire on the 14200 block of Burning Bush Lane. The home is located off of Rippling Brook Drive near the Strathmore at Bel Pre Road. No injuries occurred.

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July 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Family Reunited with Dog Who Fell in 25-Foot-Deep Well

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue saved a dog who fell into a 25-foot-deep well in Bethesda on Saturday, July 24. The dog, named Roxy, is a cattle dog and lab mix. Roxy’s owner, Melissa Swensrud of Bethesda, told MyMCM via a text message that she was taking Roxy and her two other dogs on a […]

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July 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Incendio en Derwood Deja a Familia Sin Hogar, Cerca de 90 Socorristas Responden

Un incendio en una casa grande en Derwood desplazó a una familia durante el fin de semana. La familia no se encontraba en casa en el momento del incendio, pero la casa de 5000 pies sufrió daños estimados en 1 millón de dólares, según los Servicios de Rescate y Bomberos del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS, […]

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Derwood House Fire Displaces Family, Nearly 90 Firefighters Respond

A large house fire in Derwood displaced a family over the weekend. They were not home at the time but the 5000 foot home suffered an estimated 1 million dollars in damage, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS). Officials say it happened on Saturday morning. The dispatch call went out shortly […]

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