Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS)

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 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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July 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Rescatistas fuera de servicio le salvan la vida a pareja en Colesville

Dos Oficiales de Montgomery, que se encontraban fuera de servicio, salvan a una pareja de Colesville que estaba atrapada dentro de su casa en las llamas Dos rescatistas, que no estaban en servicio, un oficial de policía y un teniente de bomberos, rescataron a una pareja de su casa en en llamas ubicada en Colesville, […]

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July 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Off-Duty First Responders Rescue Colesville Couple From Burning Home

Off-Duty Montgomery County Officers Saved Colesville Couple From Fire Two off-duty first responders — a police officer and a fire lieutenant — rescued a couple from a Colesville house fire on Tuesday morning. Sgt. Scott Brooks, a patrol sergeant for the Silver Spring police district, was driving to work on New Hampshire Avenue at around […]

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June 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Germantown Family Displaced After Townhouse Fire

Firefighters responded to a home located on the 13500 block of Station Street in Germantown around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday to find the second floor engulfed in heavy smoke and fire. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Pete Piringer says about 65 firefighters worked to get the blaze under control. Officials say […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Village Family Displaced After Townhouse Fire

A family of five — three adults and two children — has been displaced from their home in Montgomery Village after a fire, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated on the second floor of the family’s three-level townhouse on Club Lake […]

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June 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Frederick County Firefighter Found Dead in Dickerson

A Frederick County firefighter was found dead in Dickerson on Tuesday morning, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services confirmed the death of Drue Jones, 66, on Twitter. Jones was a 14-year veteran of FCFRS who worked at Emmitsburg Station. Piringer said that at […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Gaithersburg Businesses, Destroys Barbershop

A fire has destroyed a Gaithersburg barbershop and brought significant damage to a number of businesses in Gaitherstowne Plaza near North Frederick Avenue and Chestnut Street. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, more than 75 firefighters were on the scene after 5 a.m. on Tuesday responding to a fire […]

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April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Car Wash Gone Wrong: Vehicle, Garage Fire in Damascus

A car caught on fire from the owner cleaning and drying it with a “heat gun,” Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said on Twitter. According to Piringer, firefighters responded to calls Thursday morning about a vehicle engulfed in flames in a driveway on Middleboro Drive in Damascus. The fire […]

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