Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)

October 27, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Tree Limb Crashes Through Chevy Chase Home Leaving Family Displaced

A Chevy Chase family was forced to find temporary living accommodations after a major tree limb crashed through the roof of their home just before noon on Oct. 24. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer captured photos of the tree jutting out from the Chevy Chase home, tweeting out Saturday […]

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October 27, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

UPDATE: Potomac Woman, Five Cats Rescued From House Fire

Update (2:06 p.m.): Fire and explosive investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service believe the fire was intentionally set. Damages are estimated to be approximately $100,000. Officials are asking that anyone with information call the Arson Tip Line at 240-777-2263. Update – ARSON – just after 1030p Monday 10/26 – 11100blk Korman Dr. neighborhood […]

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October 26, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Rockville Man Involved in Motorcycle-Car Collision Dies

A Rockville man was killed Oct. 23 when a car crashed into the motorcycle he was riding while traveling west on Norbeck Road in the Colesville area, the Montgomery County Department of Police said in a press release. The motorcyclist, 24 year-old Christian Richardson of Dumbarton Drive in Rockville, later died from life-threatening injuries at […]

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October 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Driver Pinned Inside Car in Two Vehicle Collision

Two vehicles collided Thursday at the intersection of Spencerville Road and Santini Road in Burtonsville around 6:30 p.m., according to a tweet by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said one of the drivers was pinned inside their vehicle for almost 15 minutes while rescue service personnel attempted to take […]

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October 12, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

100-Year-Old Refrigerator Causes Chemical Leak in Rockville

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a chemical leak Sunday evening in Rockville caused by a refrigerator from the 1920s. Occupants of a single-family home were moving an old refrigerator in the basement when the coolant began to leak, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesman Pete Piringer. First responders evacuated the […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Thursday Evening Storm Caused High Waters, Put Fire and Rescue on Condition Red

On Thursday parts of Montgomery County were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Warning and/or Flash Flood Warning.  Storms passed through the county and caused power outages, road closures and flooding. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said MCFRS was on “Condition Red” because so many calls were coming in […]

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