July 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Water Rescue Crews Doubling Efforts to Remind People About Dangers Of Potomac River

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Swift Water Rescue Crews are doubling community outreach and education efforts about hazardous conditions in the Potomac River. MCFRS Swift Water anglers launched two boats to engage the public with the Potomac River and area of Great Falls on Friday. They say they will continue outreach efforts through the […]

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July 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Train Derails At Silver Spring Metro Station, No Serious Injuries Reported

A train derailed at the Silver Spring Metro Station on Tuesday shortly after 11:30 a.m. First responders say it appears that about two rail-cars slightly slipped off the track at the station platform. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer says the train was heading outbound on the Red Line, and one person […]

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July 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

No Serious Firework-Related Injuries Reported During Holiday Weekend

No serious firework-related injuries were reported over the fourth of July weekend, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials. All public fourth of July firework displays were canceled locally due to COVID-19 concerns. Residents had been reminded that fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Montgomery County but that didn’t stop some people from using them. […]

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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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