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October 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Fire at Gaithersburg Motel Causes More Than $150K in Damages

A Motel 6 in Gaithersburg was evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire broke out on the motel’s second floor. No injuries were reported, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Damages as a result of the fire estimate to more than $150K, according to Piringer. The cause of the fire is […]

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July 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Jeep Fire in Poolesville

Fireworks Blow Up Car; Charges Pending

Charges are pending for the person responsible for a vehicle fire caused by fireworks. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews and the Montgomery County police department responded to Hunting Quarter Road in Poolesville Thursday morning after a park official from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources found the damaged jeep. A preliminary investigation revealed that […]

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June 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Smoke in Building Causes Chevy Chase Library to Close Friday

An overheated motor in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system caused the Chevy Chase Library Branch to close down for the remainder of the day Friday.  Fire and rescue crews responded to reports of smoke in the library’s boiler room. MCFRS spokesperson, Pete Piringer, said the smoke and hazard were removed, but the library […]

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June 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fire Crews Respond to Reported Hazmat Incident

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to a hazmat incident on New Hampshire Avenue near Norbeck Road. Crews were dispatched Friday morning for reports of Muriatic Acid, a chemical used for pool cleaning, on the roads. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said the product was removed and the situation has mitigated […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Family Displaced After Tree Falls on Home

Two people have been displaced after a tree fell on their home in Bethesda Friday afternoon, Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service confirmed. The incident happened on the 4500 block of Chelsea Lane.  There is significant damage to the home but no injuries were reported, according to Piringer. Power to the […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Adventure Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances Following Fire

Update: Adventure Theatre cancels March 3rd and 4th performances at their Theatre in Glen Echo Park due to fire damage in the business offices. Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park sustained damage in a fire on Friday. The fire started about 1:30 a.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said via Twitter […]

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February 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Silver Spring Residents

Firefighters battled a house fire on Flower Avenue in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning. The fire displaced two residents, a Montgomery County official said. According to Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer, the fire started in a second floor bedroom and involved a space heater and power strip. Smoke alarms alerted the residents to […]

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December 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Law Means New Smoke Detectors Required in 2018

A law passed in 2013 means Marylanders will need new smoke detectors, starting Jan. 1. “The main reason was technology was changing and the new devices ,10 year devices, became available,” said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. “The trend that used to be that whenever we had a […]

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December 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Funeral Held in Rockville for Officer Killed on I-270 (VIDEO)

An off-duty law enforcement officer who was killed last week was described as a compassionate man who loved to make people laugh, mourners recalled at his funeral on Thursday. Sander B. Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief Fire Marshal with the Maryland State Police and a volunteer with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department was […]

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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Updated: County’s Rescue Crews Sending Help for Hurricane Harvey

UPDATED 8.28.17:  Some members from Maryland Task Force 1 is headed to Texas. Maryland Task Force 1 is on the way to Texas to assist with this task. We are all in this together. #MDPrepares — MDMEMA (@MDMEMA) August 28, 2017 20 Members of FEMA US&R MDTF-1 have been activated and are responding to […]

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