Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS)

February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Fire Performer in Critical Condition After Kensington Shed Fire

Updated Feb. 12: Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that it’s probable the fire performer was dousing, or was about to douse, her baton with kerosene and it caught on fire and caught her clothing on fire.  Updated Feb. 13: Here’s MyMCMedia’s latest update on this story: Fire Performer Has Died After Significant […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Pedestrians Struck in Separate Incidents in Silver Spring, Rockville

Three pedestrians were struck Tuesday in Montgomery County.  The first incident occurred close to 6 a.m. this morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer’s Twitter account. A person was struck on Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in Silver Spring, and had non-life threatening injuries.  The second incident was […]

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February 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Olney Mother Reunited with Two Rescue Officials Who Saved Her Life

Olney mother Mannie Wong was reunited with two retired fire and rescue officials who saved her life Feb. 1 at an automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR training session hosted by the Olney Rotary Club. Retired Paramedic and Captain Jeremy Gruber of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) and Retired Battalion Chief Henry […]

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January 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Familia de Kensington Desplazada Tras Incendio

Una familia de cuatro, dos adultos y dos niños, ha sido desplazada de su hogar en Kensington después de un incendio ocurrido el martes, según Pete Piringer, portavoz del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery. Piringer dijo en Twitter que el incendio se originó en el sótano y se extendió hasta el […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Kensington Family Displaced After House Fire

A family of four – two adults and two children –  has been displaced from their home in Kensington after a fire on Tuesday, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Piringer said on Twitter that the fire originated in the basement and extended into the second floor and attic […]

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January 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Electrical Fire at Sandy Spring Museum Causes $50,000 in Damage

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS)‌ responded to a fire in the attic of the Sandy Spring Museum Monday night. An automatic fire alarm called MCFRS around 7 p.m. (~7p 1/13) Bentley Rd & Rt108, Sandy Spring Museum, automatic alarm, @mcfrs FFs encounter smoke in bldg, locate fire in hallway/breezeway/ceiling, likely cause electrical […]

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December 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

More Than a Dozen Displaced After White Oak Townhouse Fire

Three townhouses were damaged in a fire that displaced 10 adults, five children, three dogs and a cat early Thursday morning in the White Oak area of Silver Spring. Firefighters responded to the 11100 block of Columbia Pike around 1 a.m. Thursday morning to find fire in the attic of two townhouses. Approximately 85 firefighters […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rescue Workers Retrieve Submerged Car From Seneca Creek

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) workers retrieved a car that was submerged in Seneca Creek on Tuesday morning. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, a recreational boater discovered the vehicle at the bottom of the creek before 8:10 a.m. It was close to boat dock near Riley’s Lock and Seneca Landing Park. […]

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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 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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