Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer

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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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kitchen Fire at Chevy Chase Apartment Complex Displaces Two Families

A fire at the Riveria House, an 11 story apartment complex on East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, has caused $75,000 worth of damages. As a result of the fire, two families have been displaced from the apartment complex. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the fire started on the seventh […]

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November 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electrical Fire at Silver Spring House Displaces Family

A family has been displaced due to a fire at their two level house in Veirs Mill Village, located in the 2900 block of Minden Road in Silver Spring. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted that around 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene before 9 a.m. on Tuesday. […]

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October 23, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Muere Electrocutado Trabajador de la Construcción en Bethesda

Autoridades del condado de Montgomery informaron el martes en horas de la tarde que un trabajador de construcción, de origen hispano, falleció tras recibir una descarga eléctrica en  Bethesda, Maryland. El Departamento de Bomberos del condado Montgomery llegó a la zona de la construcción donde trabajaba la víctima en la cuadra 6000 de Wilmett Road, […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Construction Worker Dies After Shock, Fall in Bethesda

UPDATE (5:20): Pete Piringer tweeted the construction worker has died from his injuries after getting electrocuted and falling into the eight-foot foundation of a home under construction in Bethesda. UPDATE – Wilmett Rd, 1 injured construction worker was electrocuted & succumbed to his injuries (electrocuted), while the other co-worker is expected to be treated & released, […]

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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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