Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer

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 | Toluwa Famuyide

Another Tractor-Trailer Overturns at ‘Big Curve’ on Capital Beltway

A tractor-trailer carrying cabinets overturned on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County Wednesday night, shutting down multiple roads. There were no injuries reported. The accident happened around 9:40 p.m. in the rain, officials say. The trailer overturned on Interstate 495 between Old Georgetown Road and River Road, also known as the […]

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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 | Samantha Subin

Family Displaced After Candle Causes House Fire in Silver Spring

A family of four is displaced after an unattended candle left in a kitchen caused an overnight house fire in Silver Spring. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to the incident around midnight Friday near the 10400 block of Haywood Drive, near Evans Drive in Plyers Mill Estates. Overnite @MontgomeryCoMD plyers Mill Estates, off […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

No Injuries After Car Crashes Through Fence in Burnt Mills Area

A car crashed through a fence in the Burnt Mills area of Silver Spring, but there were no injuries. Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the incident occurred around 1 p.m. Friday. It happened southbound Route 29 on Columbia Pike near Lockwood Drive, across from the Trader Joe’s and […]

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May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Overnight Leisure World Fire Causes $350K Worth of Damage

A fire in Leisure World, a housing community for “active adult living,” caused over $350,000 in damages Wednesday, according to tweets from Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. The fire caused $250,000 worth of damage to the structure of the house and $100,000 worth of damage to the contents […]

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April 10, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Kensington Man Trapped, Rescued After Large Tree Falls Through House

A Montgomery County resident was trapped Thursday afternoon after a large tree fell through his house. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to the incident on the 10200 block of Parkwood Drive in Kensington. A family of six – two adults and four kids – were in the home at the time, tweeted Montgomery County […]

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March 25, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Collision Causes Closure on I-495 Lanes

A jackknifed tractor trailer on the I-495 outer loop necessitated closure of all four lanes at the 270 spur Wednesday morning. According to the Maryland Highway Administration, there was a collision with a tractor trailer past exit 36. Fire Department activity had closed all lanes according to Montgomery County MD Office of Emergency Management & Homeland […]

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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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