April 10, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Lightning Strikes Cause Two House Fires on Same Block in Potomac

Montgomery County firefighters rushed to put out a fire in the 8500 block of Rapley Preserve Circle in Potomac Friday evening. The neighborhood endured severe weather conditions Friday night bringing both thunder and lightning to the area. MCFRS were called to the neighborhood to extinguish a residential fire at 8527 Rapley Preserve Circle. Shortly after […]

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April 3, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Suspicious Device Found in Arson Investigation of Gaithersburg House Fire

A Gaithersburg house fire is being investigated as an arson case after a suspicious device that may have been used to cause the fire was found. The fire occurred early morning on April 1 at 16 Marquis Drive in Gaithersburg. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer says emergency responders reported to […]

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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Nace Bebé en la I-495 en Horas de la Mañana del Viernes

Un bebé nació en la I-495 Capital Beltway el viernes por la mañana, dijo el portavoz del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. Los socorristas transportaron a la madre y al recién nacido y todos estaban bien, dijo Piringer en Twitter. El bebé nació alrededor de las 7 a.m., […]

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March 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Emergency Crews Respond to Injured Person on Railroad Tracks at Nicholson Lane Overpass

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue emergency crews responded to an injured person on railroad tracks between Kensington and Rockville on Thursday night around 10:00 p.m. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it appears that the person either fell or jumped off the Nicholson Lane overpass onto the tracks. A pedestrian on the overpass heard moans and […]

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March 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Baby Delivered on Beltway Friday Morning

A baby was delivered on the I-495 Capital Beltway Friday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. Responders transported the mother and newborn and everybody was fine, Piringer said on Twitter. The baby was delivered around 7 a.m., before MCFRS arrived, on the outer loop by University Boulevard, between New […]

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March 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Accidente en Burtonsville Deja a un Adulto y un Niño Gravemente Heridos

Un “accidente seguido por un incendio” en Burtonsville dejó a dos personas, incluido un niño, gravemente heridos, dijo el portavoz del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. MCFRS transportó a los dos al hospital, escribió Piringer en Twitter. La colisión ocurrió justo antes de la 1 a.m. del martes […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Fiery Crash in Burtonsville Leaves Adult, Child Seriously Injured

A “fiery crash” in Burtonsville left two people, including a child, seriously injured, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. MCFRS transported the two to the hospital, Piringer wrote on Twitter. The collision occurred just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on Old Columbia Pike near Loma Linda Court. A car collided with […]

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March 11, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Spring Ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday

We can look forward to an extra hour of sunlight soon, even though it might feel as if we’re losing a bit of sleep. Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts Sunday morning, March 14, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before going to sleep Saturday night. The changeover back to […]

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March 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Suspected Mental Illness is Key Risk Factor for Use of Force by MCPD, Report Finds 

The Montgomery County Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) released a comprehensive report Tuesday analyzing the county’s public safety response to mental health situations. The report found that suspected mental illness is a key risk factor that leads to uses of force by Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers. It cites MCPD’s latest Use of […]

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March 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Grandson Vaccinates Grandmother He Hasn’t Seen Since Pandemic Began

It has been hard for Montgomery County Career Firefighter and Paramedic Mike Rechen, who hasn’t seen his 90-year-old grandmother in at least year due to the pandemic. But that all changed March 9 as he joyfully administered her dose of COVID-19 at Richard Montgomery High School. Rechen, 28, grew up frequently seeing his grandmother, Shirley […]

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