Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS)

October 4, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by CSX Train in Gaithersburg

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Gaithersburg Sunday night, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. on the CSX railroad tracks near South Deer Park Road. Rail traffic was temporarily stopped in both directions. Search crews located the pedestrian near a bridge […]

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September 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

School Bus and Metro Bus Hit on New Hampshire Avenue Thursday

Multiple crashes occurred on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring Thursday afternoon. The driver of a silver Mitsubishi was involved in all of the collisions, according to Montgomery County Police. According to police who responded at 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 3, the Mitsubishi driver’s car struck a vehicle while heading north on New Hampshire Avenue […]

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August 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Fire and Rescue ‘Actively Engaged’ in Rescue Operations in Louisiana

43 area fire and rescue personnel are searching for Louisiana residents who were displaced due to the fierce Hurricane Ida. Most of the crew members are from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue with others from Howard and Prince Georges’ County as well as a few civilians, said MCFR Battalion Chief Kelvin Thomas, Deputy Training Officer Command […]

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July 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Family Reunited with Dog Who Fell in 25-Foot-Deep Well

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue saved a dog who fell into a 25-foot-deep well in Bethesda on Saturday, July 24. The dog, named Roxy, is a cattle dog and lab mix. Roxy’s owner, Melissa Swensrud of Bethesda, told MyMCM via a text message that she was taking Roxy and her two other dogs on a […]

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June 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A Rockville man was killed in single motorcycle crash Thursday on westbound I-370 at Rockville Pike in Gaithersburg. Armon Kossari, 23, was driving a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle at 7:06 p.m.. According to Maryland State Police, Kossari lost control of his motorcycle, causing it to overturn. He was ejected, coming to rest in the center median […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Germantown House Fire Causes Floor to Collapse

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service responded to a major house fire in Germantown Sunday, according to fire officials. At approximately 5:25 p.m., emergency services responded to a call about a house fire on White Sands Dr. in Germantown. Upon arriving at the scene, fire fighters observed the fire coming from the front door, according to […]

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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Árbol cae sobre un Automóvil en Montgomery y el Conductor Resulta Lesionado

Los Servicios de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery respondieron al llamado de un árbol que cayó sobre un vehículo, alrededor de las 9:10 a.m. del martes. El automóvil estaba en movimiento cuando fue golpeado por un árbol en Westlake Drive, cerca de Tuckerman Lane, en Rockville. Un adulto fue trasladado al hospital con […]

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August 4, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Motorist Injured After Falling Tree Hits Car

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to a sideways vehicle at around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday. The car had been traveling when it was struck by a tree on Westlake Drive near Tuckerman Lane in Rockville. One adult was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. MCFRS moved the tree out from the path of […]

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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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