MCFRS

September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Whitman Student Charged with Hitting Classmate with Frying Pan

Update (Sept. 18): Court records show that the student who hit a classmate with a frying pan at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda faces first-degree assault charges. Police identified the student who was arrested at Whitman Monday morning as 19-year-old Prince Cutchember of Bethesda. Cutchember is being held without bail at the Montgomery County […]

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August 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Village Fire Leaves No Injuries

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services tweeted about a vehicle fire Monday on Montgomery Village Avenue before Route 355. MCFRS Units in the scene WB Montgomery Village Ave prior to 355. Vehicle fire/ no injuries. MV Ave currently closed. @mcfrs @MCFRSNews pic.twitter.com/o0Tv36srYj — Daniel Ogren (@mcfrsPIO4) August 26, 2019 Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for MCFRS […]

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pane of Glass Falls From Bethesda Balcony, Injuring Child

A pane of glass fell from an upper-level apartment balcony above Harris Teeter on Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, injuring a child. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ICYMI – Woodmont Av & Battery Lane, Bethesda, for unknown reason […]

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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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August 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Fire and Rescue’s Social Media Maven Pete Piringer

He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the public when first responders are on the scene of a fire or accident. He’s a trusted […]

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August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Aspen Hill Family Safe From Fire But Will Be Displaced

A fire at a single-family house, located on the 13700 block of Parkland Drive in Aspen Hill, has displaced a family. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the fire occurred at around 4:15 p.m. on Monday and was likely caused from a malfunction in a radio located in […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

A Ton of Trouble: 2,000-Pound Steer Extricated From Mud in Boyds

Talk about grabbing the bull by its horns. A 2,000-pound long-horned steer was extricated from the mud Monday at Stargazing Farm on Whites Store Road in Boyds. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said the steer was stuck in a muddy ravine at the bottom of a hill for about […]

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August 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Rayo Provoca Incendio en una Vivienda en Derwood

Varias personas han sido desplazadas después de que las autoridades confirmaron que un rayo cayó sobre el techo de una casa en Derwood, el domingo alrededor de las 2:45 a.m. El Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery, dijo que se necesitaron alrededor de 75 bomberos para apagar rápidamente el incendio, provocado por […]

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August 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Lightning Strike Causes Fire at Derwood Townhouse

Several people have been displaced after officials say lightning struck the roof of a townhouse in Derwood on Sunday around 2:45 a.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services say it took about 75 firefighters to quickly put out the blaze on the 7700 block of Epsilon Drive. Officials added that at least two families had […]

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