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July 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Stormy Weather Causes Chaos: Firefighters Respond to Lightning, Fires, Power Outages

Wednesday afternoon’s turbulent weather wreaked havoc on the region and kept Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services quite busy. Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for MCFRS, tweeted that firefighters responded to more than 100 911 calls related to weather between 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. ABC7’s Lindsey Mastis reported on Twitter that more than 700 people […]

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July 22, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Several Injured in Bus Collision on Route 355

Several people were injured in a collision involving a Ride On bus and a minivan between Frederick Road and Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg Tuesday evening. Update – Frederick Road and Shady Grove Road, collision involving bus, @MCFRS_EMIHS evaluating several injuries, all NLT, Some lanes blocked https://t.co/1fz9iZBITf — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) July 21, 2020 At […]

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July 7, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Severe Storms Cause Mass Power Outages

More than 1,000 homes are without power in Montgomery County thanks to severe weather early Tuesday morning. The announcement, by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer on his Twitter page, was made less than two hours after he had posted a message to residents, warning them at 5:55 a.m. of potential outages […]

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July 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Actualización: Miembro de la Familia Enfrenta Cargos por Provocar Incendio

Actualización (martes, 7:45 p.m.): Pete Piringer tuiteó el martes que un hombre adulto ha sido arrestado en relación con el incendio de la casa de White Oak. Piringer le dijo a MyMCMedia que el hombre estaba relacionado con la familia que vivía en la casa. El hombre enfrenta cargos por incendio premeditado de primer grado, […]

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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 | Andrea Sarralde

Autoridades Recuerdan que Todos los Fuegos Artificiales son Ilegales en Montgomery

A medida que se acerca el 4 de julio, los funcionarios del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS) están recordando a los residentes que todos los fuegos artificiales, incluidas las bengalas, son ilegales en el condado. El portavoz de MCFRS, Pete Piringer, dice que, por lo general, se alentaría a los […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Residents Reminded That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

As fourth of July approaches, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials are reminding residents that all fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in the county. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer says, usually, residents would be encouraged to attend public displays. However, they’ve all been recently canceled in Montgomery County this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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June 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Recent Drownings, Near-Drownings Reminders of the Dangers of the Potomac River

In just the past couple of weeks, there have been four drownings in and around the Potomac River. Two of them happened in the DC area near Chain Bridge, and two happened in Montgomery County. There have also been several near-drownings according to officials from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Pete Piringer, MCFRS spokesperson, says […]

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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 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Motorists Urged To Slow Down After Several Speeding-Related Crashes

Despite a lot less vehicles on the roads lately, the number of crashes have gone up. Authorities attribute the uptick to speeding. As a result, Maryland State Police troopers are stepping up enforcement measures on speeding motorists during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past few days, MSP troopers have issued hundreds of citations and warnings […]

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