smoke alarms

February 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire in Dickerson Causes About $100,000 in Damages (PHOTO)

A house fire in Dickerson caused an estimated $100,000 in damages overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said dozens of firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 a.m. at 19201 Martinsburg Road. According to Piringer, a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report the fire, and the […]

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November 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

Be Careful When Cooking This Thanksgiving (VIDEO)

Kitchen fires occur more frequently during the holiday season. Montgomery County Fire Captain Oscar Garcia said it is important to avoid unattended cooking when entertaining this holiday season. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Thinking of frying your #Thanksgiving #turkey? We urge you to watch this video! […]

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October 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

House Fire Displaces Burtonsville Family (PHOTOS)

A house fire in Burtonsville caused an estimated $100,000 in damages on Tuesday afternoon and displaced the family who lives there, according to a Montgomery County fire spokesperson. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said it took 45 firefighters to extinguish the blaze on Turbridge Court. Firefighters from Prince George’s and Howard counties provided mutual […]

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March 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) Spokesperson Pete Piringer is stressing the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your home. You can find out more about the new smoke alarm law on the MCFRS website. For more safety information, visit the MCFRS website. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view […]

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March 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Neighbor Reacts to Germantown Townhouse Fire Damage (VIDEO)

More than 100 Montgomery County firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at a townhouse in Germantown on Monday, March 14. According to officials, the fire caused one home to collapse and damaged surrounding buildings. Peggy Garland’s home was one of the buildings that was impacted by the blaze. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Garland describes the […]

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January 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dryer Fire Displaces Family from Silver Spring House (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters say an overheated dryer is responsible for a fire that caused an estimated $135,000 in damages at a Silver Spring house on Sunday night. It happened at 9507 Biltmore Drive, according to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Smoke alarms alerted the family of the laundry room blaze that occurred in the […]

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January 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Unattended Candle Sparks House Fire in Takoma Park

An unattended candle sparked a house fire in Takoma Park on Monday night, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze, which originated in the living room, caused $75,000 in damages at 1108 Kingwood Drive. According to Piringer, there were no working smoke alarms in the house […]

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January 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: House Fire in Derwood Causes $300,000 in Damages

UPDATED Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters responded to a two-story house fire, before sunrise, at 5905 Willow Knoll Drive in Derwood on Thursday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the first firefighters to arrive at the scene encountered heavy flames coming from the first floor of the house. He said a […]

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May 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Make Sure You Have a Working Smoke Alarm (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer stresses the importance of fire safety. Take a look:

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May 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Damascus (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what ignited a house fire at 9505 Main Street in Damascus on Saturday night. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said 85 firefighters battled the blaze at the two-story structure, including firefighters from Howard, Frederick and Carroll counties. Before firefighters arrived on scene, Piringer said an occupant in the […]

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