montgomery county fire and rescue

December 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

About 60 Firefighters Battled House Fire in Silver Spring

About 60 firefighters responded to a house fire on Lorain Avenue in Silver Spring Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. A passerby called 911 around 6 a.m., Piringer said. The house was under renovation and unoccupied, and he said the fire was heavy when firefighters arrived. It […]

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December 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fallece Mujer tras ser Atropellada sobre la I-270

Una mujer fue atropellada en la I-270 dirección norte cerca de la salida 9A después de salir de su automóvil sobre el andén, dijeron funcionarios estatales. Kelly Elizabeth Vanaman, de 34 años, de Frederick conducía por la I-270 norte en la I-370 norte alrededor de las 10:30 a.m. del martes, dijo la Policía Estatal de […]

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December 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Woman Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Car on Shoulder

A woman was struck and killed on I-270 North near exit 9A after she got out of her car on the shoulder, state officials said. Kelly Elizabeth Vanaman, 34, of Frederick was driving on I-270 North at I-370 North around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. She struck debris, which police believe was […]

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August 4, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials

Twenty-five years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest will continue despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over twenty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 25th Annual Virtual Public Safety Awards on Friday, August 28. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from […]

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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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April 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Volunteers Sew More than 1,400 Masks for Montgomery County Firefighters

An “army of sewers” is at it again making masks in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation coordinated an effort to donate masks to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services’ firefighters at stations throughout the county. The effort was intended to keep firefighters safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Fire Capt. Laura Murdock […]

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March 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $300K in Fire Damage at Chicken Basket Restaurant in Rockville

A fire in the kitchen area of the Chicken Basket restaurant on Norbeck Road in Rockville caused several businesses to close, according to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Pete Piringer. There were no injuries. ICYMI (~10p 3/10) 4700blk Norbeck Rd, kitchen fire, involved duct work; Cause, accidental; Damage >$300K; no […]

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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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December 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Ale House: ‘We Will Be Back’

More than a week after a fire closed the historic Olney Ale House, a message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that said, “We Will Be Back.” A statement on the Ale House’s website says that the restaurant hopes to reopen early 2020. The statement thanks Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) for […]

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November 3, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Daylight Saving Time: Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery

Get ready for an extra hour of sleep this weekend. Daylight saving time comes to an end in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 3. Montgomery County fire and police departments remind us that as we change our clocks, we should also change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in […]

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