August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

A Ton of Trouble: 2,000-Pound Steer Extricated From Mud in Boyds

Talk about grabbing the bull by its horns. A 2,000-pound long-horned steer was extricated from the mud Monday at Stargazing Farm on Whites Store Road in Boyds. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said the steer was stuck in a muddy ravine at the bottom of a hill for about […]

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July 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man’s Best Friends Help Save Owner Stuck in Mud

Things were not looking good for a man who was stuck in the mud at the edge of the Potomac River near Brookmont Dam at the C&O Canal on Monday. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, the man was playing fetch with his two dogs about 50 yards away […]

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March 30, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Retaining Wall Collapse in Kentlands (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County fire rescue units are on the scene of a partial retaining wall collapse in Gaithersburg along Quince Orchard Road and Ridgepoint Place in the Kentlands community. Public Information Officer Pete Piringer of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service says two homes along Ridgepoint Place are being evacuated as a precaution and […]

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October 2, 2012 | Staff Writer

Flood Warning for Montgomery County

UPDATED 3:05 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 3:30 p.m. for Montgomery County. Earlier today, Gaithersburg officials closed Game Preserve Road because of flooding concerns. In the community of Quince Orchard Park (QOP), rains washed a flood of mud from a nearby construction site onto several adjacent properties. Gaithersburg city […]

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