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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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July 22, 2019 | Ben Palmer

UPDATE: I-270 Reopens in Both Directions Near Clarksburg Weigh Station

Update: The northbound and southbound sections of I-270 have reopened. Both the northbound and southbound sections of I-270 are completely blocked off due to fallen wires near the weigh station in Clarksburg, according to Fire & Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer. The wires are down between Exit 18 in Clarksburg and Exit 22 in Hyattstown. […]

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July 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Rescatistas fuera de servicio le salvan la vida a pareja en Colesville

Dos Oficiales de Montgomery, que se encontraban fuera de servicio, salvan a una pareja de Colesville que estaba atrapada dentro de su casa en las llamas Dos rescatistas, que no estaban en servicio, un oficial de policía y un teniente de bomberos, rescataron a una pareja de su casa en en llamas ubicada en Colesville, […]

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July 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Off-Duty First Responders Rescue Colesville Couple From Burning Home

Off-Duty Montgomery County Officers Saved Colesville Couple From Fire Two off-duty first responders — a police officer and a fire lieutenant — rescued a couple from a Colesville house fire on Tuesday morning. Sgt. Scott Brooks, a patrol sergeant for the Silver Spring police district, was driving to work on New Hampshire Avenue at around […]

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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

No Serious Injuries After Monday’s Historic Rainfall

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, tweeted that there were no major injuries in Montgomery County after a historic rainfall on Monday. DYK on 7/8, in 3hrs (730-1030a), @mcfrs handled ~250 calls for Service (typical 24hr average is 350) Incl ~40/50 calls for possible water rescues, some folks self-rescued, while […]

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July 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Large Sinkhole on Belfast Road in Potomac

Belfast Road in Potomac (off of MacArthur Boulevard) is one of several roads damaged from Monday’s flooding. Montgomery County Department of Transportation Highway Services tweeted that a team is onsite, working on fixing the sinkhole. Reports of a large sink hole on Belfast Road in Potomac, Md. Heavy rain has caused flooding throughout the DC […]

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July 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierres de carreteras en el condado durante advertencia de inundación

La advertencia de inundación repentina está vigente para el Condado de Montgomery hasta horas de la tarde de hoy lunes en algunas áreas específicas.  Los Servicios de Bomberos y Rescate han reportado múltiples cierres de carreteras debido a las inundaciones causadas por las fuertes lluvias. Se recomienda seguir las actualizaciones de Pete Piringer, MCFRS y […]

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July 8, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Road Closures During Flash Flood Warning

A flash flood warning is in effect for Montgomery County until 11:15 a.m., and until 1:45 p.m. in some areas, and the Fire and Rescue Services have reported multiple road closures due to flooding from the heavy rain. Travelers should check Pete Piringer, MCFRS, and MCDOT Highway Services’ updates on Twitter prior to traveling to […]

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July 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Fire and Rescue’s Social Media Maven Pete Piringer

He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the public when first responders are on the scene of a fire or accident. He’s a trusted […]

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July 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Poolesville Area

Montgomery County Police Department tweeted that they are investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred in the Poolesville area on Wednesday afternoon. MCPD investigating fatal vehicle collision on River Road @ Old River Road. River Rd closed between Esworthy Rd and Seneca Rd for collision investigation. — Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) July 3, […]

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