July 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Actualización: Miembro de la Familia Enfrenta Cargos por Provocar Incendio

Actualización (martes, 7:45 p.m.): Pete Piringer tuiteó el martes que un hombre adulto ha sido arrestado en relación con el incendio de la casa de White Oak. Piringer le dijo a MyMCMedia que el hombre estaba relacionado con la familia que vivía en la casa. El hombre enfrenta cargos por incendio premeditado de primer grado, […]

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June 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Family Member Faces Arson Charges for White Oak Townhouse Fire

Update (7:45 p.m.): Pete Piringer tweeted Tuesday that an adult male has been arrested in connection to the White Oak townhouse fire. Piringer told MyMCMedia the man was related to the family that lived in the townhouse. The man faces charges for first degree arson, reckless endangerment, first degree malicious burning, and other charges are […]

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June 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Autoridades Recuerdan que Todos los Fuegos Artificiales son Ilegales en Montgomery

A medida que se acerca el 4 de julio, los funcionarios del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS) están recordando a los residentes que todos los fuegos artificiales, incluidas las bengalas, son ilegales en el condado. El portavoz de MCFRS, Pete Piringer, dice que, por lo general, se alentaría a los […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Residents Reminded That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

As fourth of July approaches, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials are reminding residents that all fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in the county. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer says, usually, residents would be encouraged to attend public displays. However, they’ve all been recently canceled in Montgomery County this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

All public firework displays have been canceled for Montgomery County ahead of July Fourth due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. With social distancing and other restrictions still in effect to try and reduce the virus’ spread, many anticipated events have/are being canceled to avoid potential risk. July Fourth is only the latest in a list of […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Loose Batteries Cause Accidental House Fire

Two people have been displaced after loose batteries caused their two-story North Potomac home to accidentally catch fire. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the house in the 14600 block of Settlers Landing Way at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, the fire originated in the kitchen, started […]

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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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June 12, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Friday Night Lights Event Lets Fire and Rescue Crews Thank Community

You might be seeing a fire truck driving through your neighborhood Friday night as part of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue’s (MCFRS) Friday Night Lights event. MCFRS’ fire truck drive-throughs will take place throughout various Montgomery County neighborhoods and will last from 4-6 p.m. MCFRS’ Friday Night Lights is their way of saying thank you […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Temporary Road Closures, One Injured in Midnight Collisions on I-495

The outer loop of I-495 was temporarily closed overnight between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues due to multiple collisions involving four tractor-trailers around midnight. At around 2 a.m. Thursday, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue hazmat team and the Maryland Department of the Environment were on the scene of one of the collisions—a sideways trailer on […]

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June 5, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Off-Duty Fire and Rescue Captain and His Wife Save Life of Eight-Year Old Girl

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Captain John Peppel and his wife Tina saved the life of an eight-year old girl Thursday while hiking in Seneca Creek State Park. According to the Montgomery County Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, Peppel, who was off duty, and his wife were hiking when they saw the young girl struggling […]

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