March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Firefighters Contain Fast Spreading Bushfire in Montgomery Village

Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted Tuesday that dozens of firefighters contained a bushfire that was 5 to 8 acres long along powerlines in Montgomery Village. At around 3:15 p.m., the bushfire was encroaching nearby houses in the area of Duffer Way and Hickory View Place in Montgomery Village, but […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wind Advisory Extended, Trees and Powerlines Reported Down in Montgomery County

It’s a wet and windy day in Montgomery County. Over 2,400 Pepco customers are without power at 12:30 p.m. in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said a downed tree brought down some power lines in the Bethesda area earlier today and left about 1,200 customers in the dark. Beal […]

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June 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Bring Wires and Trees Down Along Brink Road

A portion of Brink Road is closed after thunderstorms swept thru the area and brought down some wires and trees, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said some residents are without power following the severe weather. While the cleanup is underway, Brink Road is closed between Goshen Road and Wightman […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Strong Winds Lash Cedar Grove Community in Damascus Area (VIDEO)

Strong winds lashed the Cedar Grove community in Damascus on Wednesday night. The severe storm downed trees, power lines and toppled backyard structures along Route 27. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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February 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Storm Damage Outside Cedar Grove Store in Damascus (VIDEO)

The owner of the Cedar Grove Store in Damascus was working when strong winds lashed the area on Wednesday night. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Mony Cheam shows Sonya Burke some of the storm damage outside the store today.

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Pepco Prepares for Possible Winter Storm

Pepco is preparing for possible service impact due to the winter weather advisory issued by The National Weather Service from 10 p.m. tonight until midnight Tuesday. Current models forecast one to three inches of snow. According to a Pepco news release, officials are monitoring the weather forecast and say that it could affect the company’s more […]

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October 21, 2015 | Staff Writer

Driver Killed in Fiery Crash in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A 21-year-old Takoma Park man was killed in a fiery crash overnight in Silver Spring. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the crash happened at Gist Avenue and Ray Drive around midnight. On his Twitter account, Piringer said the vehicle crashed into a tree and caught on fire. According to Piringer, the driver was pinned […]

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May 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Collision Closes Kemp Mill Road in Silver Spring

Montgomery County fire and rescue crews extricated one person from a one car collision in the 12400 block of Kemp Mill Road in Silver Spring overnight, according to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said a 19-year-old has been transported to the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. According to Alert Montgomery, […]

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August 28, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Potomac Resident “Reeling” After Trees Removed (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Potomac Crest resident Mark Siegel laments the loss of five trees and his privacy in his backyard. Siegel’s home backs up to a Pepco easement and high voltage transmission line. He said the removal of the trees this past Monday has hurt his property value and his view. Take a look: […]

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August 28, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Potomac Resident Calls Police on Contractors (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Potomac Crest resident Jay Liang explains how he came home from work this week to find Pepco contractors in his yard trying to cut down a tree. He called police and there’s more. Take a look: Liang and several other Potomac Crest neighbors, who back up to a Pepco easement […]

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