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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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May 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Tractor Trailer Crash Causes Fuel Spill, Traffic Delays on I-495

A tractor trailer crash that led to an oil spill caused significant traffic delays on I-495 in Bethesda on Wednesday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials say it happened between Old Georgetown Road and River Road around 4:00 a.m. when the tractor trailer crashed into a wall, and caught fire. That led to […]

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April 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Early Morning Apartment Building Electrical Fire Sounded Like Fireworks

Some neighbors in Rockville could have mistaken an early morning electrical fire for fireworks. That’s how loud it was according to officials. The fire occurred on Dawson Avenue near Forest Avenue around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday. The electrical fire formed on the exterior of the apartment building, but it was under control within an hour. […]

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April 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

North Chevy Chase House Fire Displaces Family

A family has been displaced after a house fire in North Chevy Chase on Saturday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer says units responded to the 3800 block of Iverness Drive around 10:45 a.m. to find the fire had spread significantly. Fire officials determined the fire started in the garage before spreading […]

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April 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Burtonsville Home

It took about 65 firefighters to put out a blaze at a house in Burtonsville on Wednesday afternoon. Located on the 15600 block of Santini Road, the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire around 4:30 p.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer says there is a total of about […]

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April 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Kensington House Fire Displaces Family, Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

A fire that fully engulfed a house in Kensington left a family displaced, and about in $1 million in damage. Officials say it took about 75 firefighters to get the blaze under control on the 3600 block of Farragut Avenue near Lexington Street in Kensington on Wednesday around 11:45 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the family […]

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April 14, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Car Crashes into Home in Germantown

A car crashed into a home in Germantown at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported. (~145a 4/14) 12200 St. Peter Ct., Germantown, Vehicle crashed into structure and then fled scene. 2 occupants evaluated by @MCFRS_EMIHS & no serious injuries, No transport. @mcfrs RS729, PE729, A729B, BC705 […]

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April 14, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Fallen Trees in Derwood Damage Homes in Storm Aftermath

The storm that hit Montgomery County Monday has left several families displaced after many trees fell down on homes in Derwood. Derwood @MontgomeryCoMD several large trees down along Buena Vista Drive, off Indianola Dr, several homes damaged, no injuries reported, A few families will be displaced pic.twitter.com/BUTuz026k8 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) April 13, 2020 Several […]

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April 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Early Morning Storm Wreaks Havoc in Bethesda Neighborhood

An early morning storm swept through a neighborhood in Bethesda leaving downed trees, cars damaged, and power outages on Wednesday. Clean-up crews responded to the area of Newport Road and Earlston Drive and were met with a significant amount of damage. Some parked cars and power lines were damaged by the fallen trees. Neighbors compared […]

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April 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County EMS Strike Teams Help Relieve Stress on Emergency Rooms

In the midst of the current health crisis, local first responders are continuously working to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. During this ever-changing environment, officials say local hospital emergency rooms can become overwhelmed. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services has implemented a new way to help potential coronavirus patients avoid the ER. EMS […]

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